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Shiohata, Mariko – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2012
Senegal adopted French as the country's sole official language at the time of independence in 1960, since when the language has been used in administration and other formal domains. Similarly, French is employed throughout the formal education system as the language of instruction. Since the 1990s, however, government has mounted an ambitious…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, Written Language, Foreign Countries
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Jukes, Matthew C. H.; Grigorenko, Elena L. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2010
Background: The use of cognitive tests is increasing in Africa but little is known about how such tests are affected by the great ethnic and linguistic diversity on the continent. Aim: To assess ethnic and linguistic group differences in cognitive test performance in the West African country of the Gambia and to investigate the sources of these…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Cognitive Ability, Ethnic Groups, Cultural Differences
Seck, Mamarame – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This dissertation investigates Wolof Sufi oral narrative structure and its relationship with the context of production of the narratives. The findings of this study indicate that the structure of these narratives is characterized by (1) the salience of the complicating action, (2) the presence a pre-story stage, which announces the general topic,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Oral Tradition, Syntax, Linguistics
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McGlynn, Caroline; Martin, Peter – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2009
The focus of this paper is the small postcolonial country of the Gambia. As in other parts of postcolonial Africa, English plays a major role in the education system. The paper reports on the conflicts and tensions which are evident when "vernacular" languages are used in the classroom. Although the study is based on substantial periods…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Health Education, Sexuality
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Shockley, Kmt G. – Journal of Negro Education, 2007
This article explicates the literature on cultural reattachment Africentric education. Cultural reattachment is a process whereby people of African descent begin to adopt (in whole or in part) aspects of an African culture (e.g., Wolof or Akan). Africentric education is defined as the adoption of Africentric ideology and cultural relevancy.…
Descriptors: African Culture, Cultural Influences, Black Studies, Afrocentrism
Shockley, Kmt G. – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2008
This article unveils the largely unknown theories and practices of "cultural reattachment Africentric education leaders," because many people of African descent are now choosing to reattach (in whole or in part) to aspects of certain African cultures (such as Wolof or Akan). The article offers a brief background of African-centered…
Descriptors: African American Children, Ethnography, African American Culture, African American History
Nussbaum, Loren V.; And Others – 1970
This basic course in Dakar Wolof, based on the "Introductory Course in Dakar Wolof" by William A. Stewart, et al. (1966), is designed to be taught audiolingually by a native speaker of the language. It is suggested that the class meet three or more hours per day with size limited to six to 10 students. Dakar Wolof, which is not a…
Descriptors: African Languages, Audiolingual Methods, Basic Skills, Curriculum Guides
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Lusk, Diane; Lewis, M. – Human Development, 1972
Caretaker-infant interaction within the first year of life was studied in a group of 10 Wolof infants. The pattern of caretaker-infant interaction was more strongly related to age of infant than any other variable investigated. The often-found result that African infants show precocious development within the first year was confirmed for the…
Descriptors: Child Development, Infant Behavior, Infants, Parent Child Relationship
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Meechan, Marjory; Poplack, Shana – Language Variation and Change, 1995
Examines the effect of categorial nonequivalence on language mixture in two corpora of spontaneous bilingual speech--Wolof-French and Fongbe-French--exhibiting different typological contrasts in adjectival modification structures. (47 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Contrastive Linguistics
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Swigart, Leigh – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1992
In describing the different types of codeswitching used in Dakar, this paper questions the frequent assumption that the use of two languages within a single conversation violates a norm. In Dakar there is a fluid and unmarked switching between Wolof and French, "Urban Wolof," that has become the most common mode of speech among urban…
Descriptors: African Languages, Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Cultural Pluralism
Gaye, Pape Amadou – 1980
This text is aimed at those interested in learning the Wolof language, the most widely used language in Senegal, spoken by more than 80% of the Senegalese and Gambian people. This manual can be best used under the following conditions: (1) the instructor is Wolof born or speaks the language fluently, (2) the course is taught in intensive or…
Descriptors: African Languages, Audiolingual Methods, Autoinstructional Aids, Cultural Education
STEWART, WILLIAM A.; AND OTHERS – 1966
THE WOLOF LANGUAGE AS SPOKEN IN DAKAR, SENEGAL, IS PRESENTED TO THE BEGINNING STUDENT IN THIS TEXT THROUGH DIALOGS, EXERCISES, GRAMMAR EXPLANATIONS, AND CULTURAL NOTES. AN INTRODUCTORY SECTION GIVES A THOROUGH PRESENTATION OF WOLOF PHONOLOGY AND EXPLAINS THE PHONEMIC TRANSCRIPTION USED. IN EACH OF THE FIVE LESSONS WHICH FOLLOW, A DIALOG INTRODUCES…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Courses, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction
Ka, Omar – 1988
A structural analysis provides new evidence concerning the internal structure of the syllable in Wolof, a West African language, through examination of the secret code called Kall, spoken mainly in Senegal's Ceneba area. It is proposed that Kall is better described as involving primarily a reduplication of the prosodic word. The first section…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Language Research, Linguistic Theory, Morphology (Languages)
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Vandewiele, Michael – Journal of Psychology, 1981
Wolof tribe adolescents were asked about their dreams and the importance they attached to their dreams. Thirty-one percent believed in dreams' predictive power; girls recalled dreams more often and had more realistic dreams than boys; and dreams about academic achievement were considered most important. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Emotional Response, Foreign Countries
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Irvine, Judith T. – Language in Society, 1978
Ongoing change in Wolof noun classification is traced by comparing nineteenth-century linguistic evidence with modern sociolinguistic data. Upwardly mobile middle-aged men of high caste tend to reduce the noun class system, whereas other speakers tend to elaborate it. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Classification, Language Variation, Nouns
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