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ERIC Number: EJ1050680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
Lusitanization and Bakhtinian Perspectives on the Role of Portuguese in Angola and East Timor
Makoni, Sinfree Bullock; Severo, Cristine
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v36 n2 p151-162 2015
A vast amount of literature addresses issues surrounding English and French in colonial and post-colonial communities. However, relative to the spread of English and French language ideology, a limited amount of literature exists on Lusitanization (i.e. the spread of Portuguese colonial ideology by Portugal during colonialism and the role of Brazil in post-colonial Portuguese societies). To fill this gap, this paper analyses the role, functions and spread of Portuguese in colonial and post-colonial Angola and East Timor using Lusitanization as a framework to capture the role played by Portugal during the colonial eras and Brazil in post-colonial societies. Even though Lusitanization creates a space to analyse the role of Portuguese at a macro-level, a macro-view is inadequate for a situated analysis. Therefore, to complement the macro-analysis, we explore the impact of Lusitanization from the bottom up, drawing upon Bakhtinian perspectives of social voices, pluri-diversity, plurilingualism and hybridization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Angola; Brazil; Portugal