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Language use and social change

International African Seminar 9th University College Dar-es-Salaam, 1968

Language use and social change

problems of multilingualism with special reference to Eastern Africa; studies. Edited with an introd. by W.H. Whiteley. Foreword by Daryll Forde.

by International African Seminar 9th University College Dar-es-Salaam, 1968

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Published by Published for the International African Institute by Oxford University Press in [London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Multilingualism.,
  • Africa, Eastern -- Languages.

  • Edition Notes

    Sponsored by the International African Institute. Includes bibliography.

    ContributionsWhiteley, Wilfrid Howell, ed., International African Institute.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 406 p. map. ;
    Number of Pages406
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21759676M

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