Language and Broad-Based Socio-Economic Development in Africa: Authenticity and Scale.
The place of one’s first language in contributing towards authentic scholarship cannot be over-emphasised as attested to by countless studies in this area. Africa has numerous first languages and while this diversity is colourful and must be celebrated and preserved, on its own it is not really working for Africans. In “communication-for-development” circles scale matters – a language is as useful, important and effective as a tool for development as the number of people who use it. The question that arises is: how can we scale up these indigenous languages so that they work for broad-based development on the continent?
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