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Niyomugabo, Cyprien; Uwizeyimana, Valentin – Language Policy, 2018
Depending on different factors, aspects of human language such as orthography, lexicon, and pronunciation can change through bottom-up or top-down planning approaches. This article investigates Kinyarwanda language users' attitudes towards Kinyarwanda orthography change, which was implemented on 13 October 2014 in Rwanda. It also discusses the…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Planning, Language Usage, African Languages
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Gafaranga, Joseph; Niyomugabo, Cyprien; Uwizeyimana, Valentin – Language Policy, 2013
An invitation to integrate macro and micro level analyses has been extended to researchers as this integration is felt to be the way forward for language policy research (Ricento, Ideology, politics and language policies: Focus on english, John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 2000). In turn, the notion of 'micro' in language policy has been specified as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, African Languages, Case Studies