Item description for Kiswahili. Past, Present and Future Horizons by Rocha Chimera...
Kiswahili is the fastest growing African language. The author, Professor of Kiswahili at Egerton University, here describes this growth and examines Kiswahili as an alternative to European languages in East Africa and as an international language for Africa. He covers the controversial theories of the origination and development of Kiswahili, the effects of the use of English as the language of instruction in Kenya and the status of Kiswahili in trade, religion and politics in East and Central Africa, within a continental context. A country analysis of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda reveals the spread of Kiswahili as a mother tongue and second language; its use in creative writing and music, and its status in language policies. The argument for Kiswahili as the language of Africa is also discussed.
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Studio: Univ. of Nairobi Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1997
Publisher Univ. of Nairobi Press
ISBN 9966846352 ISBN13 9789966846358