Emerging Africa: Language, Identity, and Social Change

AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES 368

Beginning with a review of key issues that shape Africa's linguistic history, the course explores linguistic situations in several African countries, including examining the role language plays in constructing identities, maintaining social cohesion, and empowering marginalized communities. An integral part of the course will be a critical look at the growth and influence of urban slang and pidgins in Kenya, South Africa, Senegal, Zambia, DR Congo, and Cameroon.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU Hum; AS SSC; AS SD I; FA SSC; AR SSC; AS SC

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Emerging Africa: Language, Identity, and Social Change
INSTRUCTOR: Mutonya
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