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World Policy Journal; World Policy Institute
The paper explored the stake of language choice in sub-Sahara Africa especially in the face of increasing regional/political integration and economic cooperation, and in the face of the supremacy battle between English and French. It examined the popularity trends of English and French and the effect of either choice on the socio-cultural and economic indices in Africa. It however concluded that though there have been calls for the promotion of indigenous languages, the reality of globalization, economic considerations as well as the heterogeneous nature of most African countries may continue to tie them to the apron strings of the colonial masters, albeit, English or French.
Language choice, Language conflict, English Language, French Language, Africa
Adeosun, A.Oyenike (2012). Tongue tied. World Policy Journal, Vol. 29(4) December 2012. USA: Sage Publications; pp. 39-45. http://worldpolicy.org/2012/06/12/tongue-tied/