Publication details [#56443]

Shiohata, Mariko. 2012. Language use along the urban street in Senegal: perspectives from proprietors of commercial signs. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 33 (3) : 269–285.
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Language as a subject
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An analysis of language use in shop signs in a suburban town near Dakar, reflects Senegalese language policies, including French dominance, but also the results of a 1990's adult literacy programme, in which Wolof, widespread as lingua franca in multi-ethnic urban communities, alongside other national languages, are employed as the language(s) of instruction.