Publication details [#58517]

Rassool, Naz. 2014. Considering heteroglossia in language and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 225 : 51–73.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


Countries throughout the Sub-Saharan (SSA) region have a complex linguistic heritage This paper asserts that socially built ruling macro language markets also need to be considered with regard to other, self-defined, community meso- and individual micro-language markets and their opportunities for social, economic and political growth. It establishes the validity of Omoniyi's (2014) plea for the call to focus on the language capital notion within multilingual Sub-Saharan African (SSA) contexts as compared to Bourdieu's linguistic capital notion.