Indigenous Language Media Language Politics and Democracy in Africa

Indigenous Language Media  Language Politics and Democracy in Africa
Author: Abiodun Salawu,Monica B. Chibita
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-10-28
ISBN: 9781137547293
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Language Media Language Politics and Democracy in Africa Book Excerpt:

This book deals with the often-neglected link between indigenous languages, the media and democracy in Africa. It explores the politics associated with the use or lack of use of indigenous languages in Africa. Language enables both political and cultural expression as well as identity formation. The book recognizes that indeed the media play a key amplifying or 'publicizing' role without which modern-day expression, public participation and ultimately democracy would be inconceivable. It recognises that the majority of African nations today have, at the formal level, opened up to a multiplicity of media channels and to a variety of political views. However, whether this plurality equals diversity in different African contexts remains a matter for more specific scrutiny. Mirroring the argument of the Goldsmith Media Group, the authors argue that one must make a distinction between access that enables consumption as opposed to access that enables plurality and diversity.

African Language Media

African Language Media
Author: Abiodun Salawu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2020-11-16
ISBN: 1000223957
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Language Media Book Excerpt:

This edited volume considers why the African language press is unstable and what can be done to develop quality African language journalism into a sustainable business. Providing an overview of the African language journalism landscape, this book examines the challenges of operating sustainable African language media businesses. The chapters explore the political economy and management of African language media and consider case studies of the successes and failures of African language newspapers, as well as the challenges of developing quality journalism. Covering print and digital newspapers and broadcast journalism, this book will be of interest to scholars of media and journalism in Africa.

African Language Digital Media and Communication

African Language Digital Media and Communication
Author: Abiodun Salawu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN: 1351120409
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Language Digital Media and Communication Book Excerpt:

While some academic attention has been paid to the impact of new digital technologies on African media in the colonial languages of English, French and Portuguese, there is a dearth of research into African language digital communication. This book analyses the online presence of African language media. The chapters in the book focus on the speed, structure, content, navigation and interactivity, operations and performance, and audience of the online media. They also pay particular attention to how social media such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp have been appropriated by African language media. Using a wide range of case studies, the contributors assess the challenges of adopting digital technologies by the media, and how the technologies have impacted journalistic practice and media operations. Examining the ability of the African language press to adopt new technologies, this book will be of interest to scholars of media, journalism, communication, social media and culture in Africa.

African Language Digital Media and Communication

African Language Digital Media and Communication
Author: Biodun Salawu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN: 9781351120395
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Language Digital Media and Communication Book Excerpt:

While some academic attentional has been paid to the impact of new digital technologies on African media in the colonial languages of English, French and Portuguese, there is a dearth of research into African language digital communication. This book analyses the online presence of African language media, The chapters in the book focus on the speed, structure, content, navigation and interactivity, operations and performance, and the audience of the online media. They also pay particular attention to how social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp have been appropriated by Africa language media. Using a wide range of case studies, the contributors assess the challenges of adopting digital technologies by the media, and how the technologies have impacted journalistic practice and media operations. Examining the ability of the African language press to adopt new technologies, this book will be of interest to scholars of media, journalism, communication, social media and culture in Africa.

Indigenous Language Media in Africa

Indigenous Language Media in Africa
Author: 'Biodun Salawu
Publsiher: Kraft Books Limited
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Language Media in Africa Book Excerpt:

Indigenous language publishing in Africa started with Christian missionaries, and in part by Islamic clerics. The socio-political and economic changes since then have greatly affected indigenous language media. Here, twenty scholars examine aspects of those changes; they are from Nigeria, Uganda, Malawi, Cameroon, Kenya and Congo; with contributions also from USA and UK. Future prospects are explored, and the possibilities for improving the prospects of the genre. Covering the written word and the broadcast media, the work is a pioneering documentation of a neglected subject of academic study.

South African Language Rights Monitor 2003

South African Language Rights Monitor 2003
Author: Theo du Plessis,Johan Lubbe,Elbie Truter
Publsiher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 1920383301
Category: Language policy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South African Language Rights Monitor 2003 Book Excerpt:

The South African Language Rights Monitor (SALRM) Project surveys the mainstream newspapers of South Africa with a view to compile annual reports on the developments on the language front in the country. While the main focus is on language rights and language (rights) activism, the yearly Monitor also covers other language-related problems, including name changes, as well as aspects of language promotion. For anybody interested in subjects ranging from the (proposed) renaming of Bloemfontein, Louis Trichardt, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg International Airport to the incident of Johann Rupert withdrawing his advertisements from a British magazine, and from the saga on mother-tongue education at schools to the language policy in the judicial system and the success of the South African films Yesterday and U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, the SALRM 2005 provides a rich source of information. The SALRM Project is housed in the Department of Language Management and Language Practice at the University of the Free State.

South African Language Rights Monitor 2004

South African Language Rights Monitor 2004
Author: Theo du Plessis,Johan Lubbe,Elbie Truter
Publsiher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 192038331X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South African Language Rights Monitor 2004 Book Excerpt:

The South African Language Rights Monitor (SALRM) Project surveys the mainstream newspapers of South Africa with a view to compile annual reports on the developments on the language front in the country. While the main focus is on language rights and language (rights) activism, the yearly Monitor also covers other language-related problems, including name changes, as well as aspects of language promotion. For anybody interested in subjects ranging from the (proposed) renaming of Bloemfontein, Louis Trichardt, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg International Airport to the incident of Johann Rupert withdrawing his advertisements from a British magazine, and from the saga on mother-tongue education at schools to the language policy in the judicial system and the success of the South African films Yesterday and U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, the SALRM 2005 provides a rich source of information. The SALRM Project is housed in the Department of Language Management and Language Practice at the University of the Free State.

South African Language Rights Monitor 2006

South African Language Rights Monitor 2006
Author: Mariana Kriel
Publsiher: UJ Press
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 1920383166
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South African Language Rights Monitor 2006 Book Excerpt:

The South African Language Rights Monitor (SALRM) Project surveys the mainstream newspapers of South Africa with a view to compile annual reports on the developments on the language front in the country. While the main focus is on language rights and language (rights) activism, the Monitor also covers other language-related problems, including name changes and aspects of language promotion.

South African Language Rights Monitor 2002

South African Language Rights Monitor 2002
Author: Johan Lubbe,Theo du Plessis,Elbie Truter,Chris Wiegand
Publsiher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 1920383298
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South African Language Rights Monitor 2002 Book Excerpt:

The South African Language Rights Monitor (SALRM) Project surveys the mainstream newspapers of South Africa with a view to compile annual reports on the developments on the language front in the country. While the main focus is on language rights and language (rights) activism, the yearly Monitor also covers other language-related problems, including name changes, as well as aspects of language promotion. For anybody interested in subjects ranging from the (proposed) renaming of Bloemfontein, Louis Trichardt, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg International Airport to the incident of Johann Rupert withdrawing his advertisements from a British magazine, and from the saga on mother-tongue education at schools to the language policy in the judicial system and the success of the South African films Yesterday and U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, the SALRM 2005 provides a rich source of information. The SALRM Project is housed in the Department of Language Management and Language Practice at the University of the Free State.

South African Language Rights Monitor 2007

South African Language Rights Monitor 2007
Author: Mariana Kriel
Publsiher: UJ Press
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 1920383182
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South African Language Rights Monitor 2007 Book Excerpt:

During 2007, language-related issues were sources of acrimonious conflict in South Africa. In Durban, the eThekwini Municipality embarked on a street-renaming process that sparked widespread controversy. In Pretoria and Potchefstroom, Afrikaner activists continued their campaign against the renaming of their hometowns as ‘Tshwane’ and ‘Tlokwe’. In Ermelo, a high school decided to take the provincial education department to court in an attempt to regain its Afrikaans-only status.

South African Language Rights Monitor 2005

South African Language Rights Monitor 2005
Author: Lombaard Susan (author),SUSAN LOMBAARD JOHAN LUBBE THEO DU PLESSIS.
Publsiher: UJ Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1901
ISBN: 1920382089
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South African Language Rights Monitor 2005 Book Excerpt:

The South African Language Rights Monitor (SALRM) Project surveys the mainstream newspapers of South Africa with a view to compile annual reports on the developments on the language front in the country. While the main focus is on language rights and language (rights) activism, the yearly Monitor also covers other language-related problems, including name changes and aspects of language promotion.

South African Language Rights Monitor 2009

South African Language Rights Monitor 2009
Author: Plessis Johan Lubbe & Theodorus du (author)
Publsiher: UJ Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1901
ISBN: 1920382461
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South African Language Rights Monitor 2009 Book Excerpt:

The bilingual South African Language Rights Monitor 2009 / Suid-Afrikaanse Taalregtemonitor 2009 is the eighth annual report on the situation pertaining to language rights and language matters in general in South Africa. It cultivates an awareness of language rights and promotes a culture of taking proactive measures in order to oppose violations of language rights. Such awareness could lead, on the one hand, to the further democratisation of the community, and on the other, to increasing participation in public life.

African Languages Langues Africaines

African Languages Langues Africaines
Author: P. Akụjụobi Nwachukwu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN: 1351597078
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Languages Langues Africaines Book Excerpt:

Volume 2 of African Languages includes articles originally published in 1976, written in French and English on educational, literary, cultural, historical and socio-linguistic aspects of language in Africa, as well as descriptive and comparative studies. Among others there are chapters on an early Vai manuscript from Liberia, John Clarke's unidentified Nago dialect and swahili secondary education in Tanzania.

The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History

The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History
Author: Martin S. Shanguhyia,Toyin Falola
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1362
Release: 2018-01-28
ISBN: 1137594268
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History Book Excerpt:

This wide-ranging volume presents the most complete appraisal of modern African history to date. It assembles dozens of new and established scholars to tackle the questions and subjects that define the field, ranging from the economy, the two world wars, nationalism, decolonization, and postcolonial politics to religion, development, sexuality, and the African youth experience. Contributors are drawn from numerous fields in African studies, including art, music, literature, education, and anthropology. The themes they cover illustrate the depth of modern African history and the diversity and originality of lenses available for examining it. Older themes in the field have been treated to an engaging re-assessment, while new and emerging themes are situated as the book’s core strength. The result is a comprehensive, vital picture of where the field of modern African history stands today.

Language in Contemporary African Cultures and Societies

Language in Contemporary African Cultures and Societies
Author: Leonard Muaka,Esther Mukewa Lisanza
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2018-12-03
ISBN: 1498572286
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language in Contemporary African Cultures and Societies Book Excerpt:

Language in Contemporary African Cultures and Societies examines the central role that African languages play in Africa’s contemporary societies. This book focuses on Africa and the diaspora where African languages and literatures continue to spread.

Race Talk in the South African Media

Race Talk in the South African Media
Author: Gawie Botma
Publsiher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-12-13
ISBN: 1928480284
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Talk in the South African Media Book Excerpt:

This book makes a very significant, timely and relevant contribution to a very topical subject of immense local as well as global interest. Through tracing the evolution of media discourse about race and racism, which the author prefers to call ‘race talk’, the writer prised open a window to a panoramic, variegated and yet nuanced perspective of the perennial South African race question etched across the vistas of time and memory since Jan Van Riebeeck set up the first European settlement as a refreshment station for the Dutch East India Company, at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652 up to the time of writing this book. It lends a fresh lens through which to re-read South African society, not only to a studious scholar of media history but also to anybody interested in the general history of South Africa. - Dr Zvenyika Mugari, WITS This book is based on meticulous archival searching, presented in a new, fresh and highly engaging way. This is a book based on evidentiary-led scholarly principles that has lucidity as a goal. Unlike so many scholarly works which are turgid and very difficult to read because they are written in restricted codes meant only for other academics, this manuscript is wonderfully lucid, accessible and a pleasure to read. The prime readership will be academics but its lucidity makes it appealing beyond a purely academic readership, hopefully reaching media professionals and students also and influencing debates on race policy. This is how academic books, in fact, should be written. - Prof Keyan Tomaselli, University of Johannesburg The author has embarked on a very difficult and complex task of understanding the race construct in the South African media context. This is a highly contested and contentious space in South Africa and it is particularly arduous for a “white, middle-class, middle-aged, Afrikaans male” to navigate this space. The author has however eloquently managed to pilot this fine line of controversy. He offers a balanced view of the belligerent debate without treading insensitively on the toes of protagonists and at the same time challenges prevailing views. - André Rose, National Cancer Institute

African Language Literatures

African Language Literatures
Author: Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 1868145778
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Language Literatures Book Excerpt:

African-language writing is in crisis. The conditions under which African writing developed in the past (only remotely similar to those of Western models), resulted in an inability of Eurocentric literary models to explore the hermeneutic world of African language poetics inherited from the oral and the modern worlds. Existing modes of criticism in the study of this literary tradition are often unsuited for a nuanced understanding of the intrinsic and extrinsic aspects at play in the composition, production and reading of these literatures. In African-Language Literatures, Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi charts new directions in the study of African-language literatures generally and isiZulu fiction in particular by proposing that African popular arts and culture models be considered as a logical solution to current debates and challenges. Mhlambi shows how the popular arts and culture approach brings into relationship the oral and written forms, the local and the international, and elitist and popular genres, and locates and places the resultant emerging, eclectic culture into its socio-historical context. She uses this theoretical approach to explore – in a wide range of cultural products – what matters or what is of interest to the people, irrespective of social hierarchies and predispositions. It is her contention that, in profound ways the African-language literary tradition evinces diversity, complexity and fluidity, and that this should be seen as an invitation to look at systems of meaning which do not hide their connections with the facts of power and material life.

South African Language Rights Monitor 2011 Suid Afrikaanse Taalregtemonitor 2011

South African Language Rights Monitor 2011   Suid Afrikaanse Taalregtemonitor 2011
Author: Johan Lubbe,Theodorus du Plessis
Publsiher: UJ Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 1920382755
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South African Language Rights Monitor 2011 Suid Afrikaanse Taalregtemonitor 2011 Book Excerpt:

The SALRM 2011 provides a rich source of information on a range of language-related subjects. A prominent issue remains the changing of street and place names, including the Pretoria/Tshwane and Louis Trichardt/Makhado sagas. Language in education remains a thorny issue; as medium of instruction at school and tertiary level, and the proposal that passing an African language should be a requirement in order to obtain a tertiary degree in South Africa. In terms of language legislation, the draft version of the National Language Act was proposed. The language of record in courts also received attention in the media.

English in Africa

English in Africa
Author: Alamin M. Mazrui
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781853596896
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English in Africa Book Excerpt:

This text offers a critical examination of aspects of the politics of the role of English in Africa and its Diaspora. It looks at its changed location in the post-Cold War era and the challenges it poses to the enduring quest for intellectual liberation, pan-Africanism and Afrocentricity. The study also explores the spaces and possibilities for appropriating the language towards a counter-hegemonic African-centred agenda under the present global order.

Media and Identity in Africa

Media and Identity in Africa
Author: John Middleton,Kimani Njogu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media and Identity in Africa Book Excerpt:

What is the role of the media in Africa? How do they work? How do they interact with global media? How do they reflect and express local culture? Incorporating both African and international perspectives, Media and Identity in Africa demonstrates how media outlets are used to perpetuate, question, or modify the unequal power relations between Africa and the rest of the world. Discussions about the construction of old and new social entities which are defined by class, gender, ethnicity, political and economic differences, wealth, poverty, cultural behavior, language, and religion dominate these new assessments of communications media in Africa. This volume addresses the tensions between the global and the local that have inspired creative control and use of traditional and modern forms of media.