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Linguistic flexibility in urban Zambian schoolchildren

Robert Serpell

Linguistic flexibility in urban Zambian schoolchildren

by Robert Serpell

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Published by Human Development Research Unit, University of Zambia in [Lusaka] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Zambia,
  • Lusaka.
    • Subjects:
    • Multilingualism -- Zambia -- Lusaka.,
    • Code switching (Linguistics) -- Zambia -- Lusaka.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: leaves 23-26.

      Statementby Robert Serpell.
      SeriesH.D.R.U. reports ;, no. 27
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsP115.5.L8 S4 1977
      The Physical Object
      Pagination30 leaves :
      Number of Pages30
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2837986M
      LC Control Number83980500

        The book also features a world first -- it is the first time a glossary of the Kenyan Maasai tribe language has been recorded and written down. This was undertaken by UCLan's linguistic . Why we work in Zambia Zambia has high levels of poverty in both rural and urban areas, although this is particularly severe in rural areas where most people are subsistence farmers. The country embraced the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education, and enrolment has increased dramatically. However, this has placed pressure on the school system.

      The Role of Education Quality in Economic Growth. by Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Wößmann. The importance of education is emphasized by society. However, the role of improved schooling, a central part of most development strategies, has become controversial because expansion of school attainment has not guaranteed improved economic conditions. Grounded in both theory and practice, with implications for both, this book is about children’s perspectives on the borders that society erects, and their actual, symbolic, ideational and metaphorical movement across those borders. Based on extensive ethnographic data on children of immigrants (mo.

      the paper basically talks about the philosophy of education in Zambia from independence to the present. Zambian real per capita GDP, PPP converted prices Source: Heston, Summers and Aten, Penn World Table Version () 0 2. Table 1. Sectoral Percentage Share of GDP ( Constant Prices),


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Linguistic flexibility in urban zambian schoolchildren* Article (PDF Available) in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (1) - December with Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Robert Serpell. A brief introductory account is given of the speech community of Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city, which is characterized by a great diversity of ethnic origins, a high incidence of individual multilingualism, and a very fluid linguistic repertoire.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; The Sciences; Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences; Topics. LINGUISTIC FLEXIBILITY IN URBAN ZAMBIAN SCHOOLCHILDREN * Robert Serpell.

This article is a revised and expanded version of a paper published in the Journal of the Language Association of Eastern Africa. About. PDF Cited by: Vignette 17b. Linguistic Flexibility in Urban Zambian Schoolchildren.

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Scott F. Kiesling. Vignette 18b. Sociolinguistics on BBC. In a recent interview in The Post newspaper, Nicholas Katanekwa, a Zambian historian, with a newly published book “The Pre-History of the 73 Bantu Languages of Zambia” makes the point that while languages need to be taught in their respective areas so that they survive; he also suggests that two to four languages could be used, especially in urban areas, giving a choice to parents.

Linguistic flexibility in urban Zambian children A full report of this study was published in Serpell, R. () Linguistic flexibility in urban Zambian children.

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In V. Teller & S. White (Eds.), Studies in child language and multilingualism (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol.pp. 97–). Part 1 presents an overview of the linguistic situation in Zambia: who speaks which languages, where they are spoken, what these languages are like.

Special emphasis is given to the extensive survey of the languages of the Kafue basin, where. As a result of this urban influx, Zambia's diverse ethno-linguistic groups interact regularly.

Moreover, many contemporary Zambian households, especially those in cities, are also exposed to the media, technology, and influences of western urbanized cultures, from Internet cafes to hip hop music.

In addition to the English language, the government of Zambia also recognizes 7 official regional languages. These regional languages include: Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, Lozi, Lunda, Kaonde, and Luvale. As regional languages, they are taught in the public school system at the primary level, depending on the region.

Indigenous Zambian languages. Zambia is widely claimed to have over 72 languages and dialects. Most of these might be better regarded as dialects and some of them, have a long history within Zambia, while others, such as Silozi, arose as a result of 18th and 19th-century of Zambia's vernacular languages are members of the Bantu family and are closely related to one another.

Zambia is a landlocked country located on the central plateau of the southern African region, with a land area ofsquare kilometres and a fast-growing population of over 15 million1. Zambia is one of the most urbanised countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with about 40 per cent2 of its inhabitants living in urban areas.

The number. Press Release - A mobile storytelling project that will bring reading to Zambian children who often have no access to books at home is one of 14 winners of a literacy innovation competition by the.

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Considerations of how the profession relates to broader philosophical or sociocultural contexts may be included. Linguistic Portfolios Volume 3– | 48 LANGUAGE OF EDUCATION PLANNING IN ZAMBIA REBEKAH GORDON ABSTRACT Zambia is a landlocked country in south central Africa.

While its only official language is English, seven other languages are recognized as national languages. The Law and Legal research in Zambia. By Alfred S.

Magagula. Alfred S. Magagula is a student at the University of Swaziland in the final year of his LL.B. He holds a B.A.

(Law) from the same university and has done research with various consultancy firms in Swaziland before. He is a part-time researcher with Panacea Consulting. Published. The following papers on multilingualism are also included: (1) "Language-Learning Approach Styles of Adult Multilinguals and Successful Language Learners" by Ruth Marion Graeme Ramsay; (2) "Linguistic Flexibility in Urban Zambian Schoolchildren" by Robert Serpell; (3) "Indian Bilingualism: Some Educational and Linguistic Implications" by.Zambia History, Language and Culture History of Zambia.

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If you still do not have an idea why this irks me so much let me put it this way. 90%, and I am being generous it is probably more like 99%, of the Zambian children who speak English as their first language have a language grasp and articulation of a child a good five years younger than they are.