The Social and Political History of Southern Africa's Languages

Tomasz Dominik Kamusella (Editor), Finex Ndhlovu (Editor)

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This book is the first to offer an interdisciplinary and comprehensive reference work on the often-marginalised languages of southern Africa. The authors analyse a range of different concepts and questions, including language and sociality, social and political history, multilingual government, and educational policies. In doing so, they present significant original research, ensuring that the work will remain a key reference point for the subject. This ambitious and wide-ranging edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of southern African languages, sociolinguistics, history and politics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages425
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-01593-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-01592-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Southern Africa
  • language politics
  • social history
  • political history
  • globalization
  • Language creation
  • language destruction
  • imperialism
  • linguistic imperialism


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