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ERIC Number: EJ1157517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1747-7506
Language Policies and the Role of Development Agencies in Postcolonial Mozambique
Chimbutane, Feliciano
Current Issues in Language Planning, v18 n4 p356-370 2017
This article focuses on the interface between language policy and development in Mozambique. Special attention is devoted to the interplay between language and education and to the role of development agencies in language policy and planning activities in Mozambique. I show that there has now been a discourse shift from homogenizing language policies to those that celebrate diversity and difference. However, I argue that in order to achieve effective human development in Mozambique, in addition to Portuguese, African languages should be developed and also legitimately used as media for full participation in all dimensions of development. I also show how some development agencies have been pushing the Government of Mozambique toward inclusive language policy dispensations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mozambique
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