ERIC Number: EJ1068771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 162
Western Perspectives in Applied Linguistics in Africa
Makoni, Sinfree; Meinhof, Ulrike H.
AILA Review, v17 p77-104 2004
The aim of this article is to analyze the nature of the historical and contemporary social contexts within which applied linguistics in Africa emerged, and is currently practiced. The article examines the challenges "local" applied Linguistics in Africa is confronted with as it tries to amplify applied linguistic programs emanating from Europe and North America. The article argues that seemingly progressive applied linguistic projects interconnect in consolidating a western view of Africa in postcolonial Africa. In this way these projects end up mirroring the very theories which they seek to challenge.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Applied Linguistics, Social Environment, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Lexicography, Comparative Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Native Language, English, English (Second Language), Language Variation, Teacher Role, Language Planning, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Personnel, Reflection, French, Christianity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Africa