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Societal bilingualism and the emergence of “invasive” language species: the case of Sheng

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dc.contributor.author Mbugua, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-21T09:00:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-21T09:00:43Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/2243
dc.description A Colloquium presentation by Peter Mbugua on 3rd March 2016 at USIU-A en_US
dc.description.abstract Key concepts and ideas •Natural language(s) as a part of ecological reality e.g. native languages, ‘full’ languages •Monolingual societies versus bilingual societies ( and individuals) •Hybrid or contact languages (pidgins-ism and creole-ism) e.g. sheng •Invasive species ( inspired by biological studies) •Metro-lingualismand revisiting sheng •Diglossiaas a tool to aid competence in target languages in Education Linguistic ecology •As part of wider environment ecology •Premium on diversity ( UN document: our diversity, our cultures) •Natural languages and desire to maintain them ( language purists) •Fully developed grammatical, semantics and phonological systems with elaborate language acquisition frameworks •Traditional/mainstream communities •Monolingual societies versus bilingual societies ( exclusive versus language contact situations) •Urbanization and globalization in spread of bilingualism en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Societal bilingualism en_US
dc.title Societal bilingualism and the emergence of “invasive” language species: the case of Sheng en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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