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Secret Manipulations

  • Livre Relié
  • 262 Nombre de pages
Zusatztext The book will be of great interest to various scholars and students interested in the inner workings of African societi... Lire la suite
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Zusatztext The book will be of great interest to various scholars and students interested in the inner workings of African societies, their belief systems, and social stratifications reflected in various aspects of language use. It is an outstanding book and an important addition to the literature. Informationen zum Autor Anne Storch is Professor of African Linguistics at the University of Cologne. Zusammenfassung Secret Manipulations is the first comprehensive study of African register variation, polylectality, and derived languages. Focusing on a specific form of language change-deliberate manipulations of a language by its speakers-it provides a new approach to local language ideologies and concepts of grammar and metalinguistic knowledge.Anne Storch concentrates on case studies from Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, the African diaspora, and 16th century Europe. In these cases, language manipulation varies with social and cultural contexts, and is almost always done in secret. At the same time, this manipulation can be an act of subversion and an expression of power, and it is often central to the construction of social norms, as it constructs oppositions and gives marginalized people a chance to articulate themselves. This volumeillustrates how manipulated languages are constructed, how they are used, and how they wield power.

Auteur
Anne Storch is Professor of African Linguistics at the University of Cologne.

Résumé
Secret Manipulations is the first comprehensive study of African register variation, polylectality, and derived languages. Focusing on a specific form of language change-deliberate manipulations of a language by its speakers-it provides a new approach to local language ideologies and concepts of grammar and metalinguistic knowledge. Anne Storch concentrates on case studies from Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, the African diaspora, and 16th century Europe. In these cases, language manipulation varies with social and cultural contexts, and is almost always done in secret. At the same time, this manipulation can be an act of subversion and an expression of power, and it is often central to the construction of social norms, as it constructs oppositions and gives marginalized people a chance to articulate themselves. This volume illustrates how manipulated languages are constructed, how they are used, and how they wield power.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Secret Manipulations
Sous-titre: Language and Context in Africa
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Code EAN: 9780199768974
ISBN: 978-0-19-976897-4
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 262
Poids: 498g
Taille: H236mm x B162mm x T23mm
Année: 2011

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