Aspects of multilingualism in the Lingala zone of Congo

Statement of Responsibility:
Leitch, Myles
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Series Issue:
2005-010
Date:
2005
Publisher:
SIL International
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2005-010
Extent:
12 pages
Abstract:

To approach the analysis of multilingualism, it is necessary to distinguish the functional, symbolic, institutional, policy-related (political), and geographical aspects of each language in a multilingual system. It is then possible to see how the languages function systematically, with respect to each other in a national or regional context. Each of the languages involved in the Congo system is analyzed according to this template. Benefits of this approach, implications for the work of bilingual evaluation, and general language program planning are discussed. See Langue et Dialecte au Sud du District d'Epena (SILESR 2004-007) for a related paper by this author.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Congo (Kinshasa)
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Work Type:
Subject:
Multilingualism
Bilingualism
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Entry Number:
9195