Publication details [#8701]

Scotton, Carol Myers. 1976. The role of norms and other factors in language choice in work situations in three African cities (Lagos, Kampala, Nairobi). In Verdoodt, Albert and Rolf Kjolseth, eds. Language in sociology. Peeters. pp. 201–231.
Publication type
Article in book
Publication language
Language as a subject


Explanations are proposed for the dominance of an outside language (English) in inter-ethnic work situations. Factors influencing language use patterns (including code switching) are investigated.