Publication details [#26062]
Laitin, David D. 1992. Language repertoires and state construction in Africa. (Cambridge studies in comparative politics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. xii + 205 pp. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511666759
Book – monograph
Language as a subject
L. describes African (mainly sub-Saharan) language use patterns, in terms of the sometimes conflicting interests of government and various groups in the state in outlining language policies, in order to support his argument that Africa will stay multilingual for the near future.