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Title:ICT, globalisation & the study of languages & linguistics in Africa
Editor:Ndimele, Ozo-mekuriISNI
City of publisher:Port Harcourt
Publisher:M and J Grand Orbit Communications
ISBN:9785416437; 9789785416435
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Subjects:indigenous languages
language instruction
information technology
Abstract:Most of the contributions to this collective volume express either fear or optimism about the survival of indigenous cultures, languages and literatures in Africa. Some argue that globalisation poses great danger to cultural and linguistic diversity, while others highlight the enormous benefits of ICT for the study, development, documentation and archiving of indigenous languages. Contents: 1. ICT, Globalization & the future of human language; Information & communications technologies (E. 'Nolue Emenanjo); 2. Integrating ICTs into the teaching & learning of Nigerian languages (A.U. Okwudishu & Chris O. Okwudishu); 3. Nigerian languages & linguistics in the era of information & communication technology (Munzali Jibril); 4. Exploiting information technology resources in the development of Nigerian languages (Eno-Abasi Urua); 5. Enhancing the teaching & learning of indigenous languages through multimedia information & communications technologies (S.A. Ogunbanjo); 6. Enhancing language teaching/learning in Nigeria with ICTs: network-based language teaching as a resource (T.O. Shobomehin); 7. Globalisation and the vanishing voices of Africa: any glimmer of hope at this turbulent sea? (Ozo-mekuri Ndimele); 8. Language & globalization (Tadjudeen Yaqub Surakat); 9. Globalisation & the preservation of Nigerian languages (Imelda Icheji Lawrence Udoh); 10. An appraisal of the impact of English on the development of Nigerian languages (Austin O. Chukwu); 11. Globalisation and the survival of minority languages: the case of the Ogu language (Titilayo Onadipe-Shalom); 12. The peculiar challenges of SMT to African languages (Clement Odoje); 13. ICT in language teaching and learning: challenges and prospects (M.A. Rahman & I.A. Adeleke); 14. Indigenising emoticons for language revitalisation (Emeka Felix Onwuegbuzia); 15. The globalisation of English in the Nigerian multilingual experience (Farinde Raifu Olanrewaju); 16. Making French language study relevant in Nigeria in the 21st century globalised information technology world (Mabel E. Aziegbe); 17. 'Don't let it die': indigenous/indigenised language in selected African literary works in English (Gabriel A. Osoba); 18. Linguistic politeness theory & globalisation: between western canons and non-western possiblities (Umar Jibril); 19. Language convergence & urbanization in Africa: the case of Chinedum Ofomata's Ihe Ojoo Gbaa Afo (Godwin Chinaedu Iwuchukwu); 20. Globalisation, nationhood and Nigerian literary life (Chidi T. Maduka); 21. Orthography, globalisation and IT: a proposal for Ibibio text technology (Eno-Abasi Urua & Dafydd Gibbon). [ASC Leiden abstract]