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X-post: H-Net Discussion List on History and Study of West Africa <H-WEST-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU> To: H-WEST-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:46:07 -0400 X-Posted from H-NET List for African History and Culture <H-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU> From: Colleen Vasconcellos <cvasconc@WESTGA.EDU> -------- I'm trying to ascertain what sort of systematic surveys of language policies in Africa have been done. I am aware of diverse publications discussing aspects of language policy and planning in general or in selected countries, but the closest I see to a systematic country-by-country treatment is Jacques Leclerc's website on Aménagement linguistique dans le monde at http://www.tlfq.ulaval.ca/axl/ , which attempts to cover all countries including those in Africa. I'd be especially interested to know if anyone has attempted an expert survey of people in a position to propose, make, and implement policies on language(s) in the various African countries. >From some reactions to a similar question on the language policy list (lgpolicy-list), I get the impression that such a survey approach across multiple countries may be novel. Thanks in advance for any information. Don Osborn -- Wannan wasik'ar i-mel ce daga H-Hausa, inda za'a cigaba da hira game da harshe da al'adu da tarihi da sauran lamura na Hausawa da mak'wabtansu.