Publication details [#58515]

Omoniyi, Tope. 2014. Indigenous language capital and development. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 225 : 7–28.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This article proposes language capital as alternative theorization to Bourdieu's linguistic capital, pertaining particularly to (subSaharan) African development and multilingual postcolonial settings. It shows the link between language and economy and the language capital model may prove handy for growth analysis in subSaharan Africa.