Helma Pasch (ed.): Sango – The National Official Language of the Central African Republic [PDF]


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with a Foreword by Bernd Heine

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138 pp.
1 map, 4 diagrams, author and subject index

Text languages: English, French

The Central African Republic belongs to those African nations which have given an autochthonous language the status of a second official language, next to one imported from Europe. The implementation of Sango meets, however, a series of problems, which are (among others) discussed in the present volume.


Bernd Heine: Foreword
Helma Pasch: Introduction
Michel Marie Koyt: La situation du Sango en République Centrafricaine
Marcel Diki-Kidiri: Developper le Sango en tant que langue officielle
Christina Thornell: Reflections on the 1984 Sango orthography decree
Sylvie Grand’Eury: Le Sango au service de l’animation des structures communautaires rurales et urbaines
Jeannine Gerbault: The development of Sango literacy in Central African Society
Helma Pasch: Status and role of Sango in the Central African Republic as contrasted to French
Valeri Khabirov: The verbal paradigm of Sango
William J. Samarin / James A. Walker: Verb-marking in Sango

Under these links you will find further descriptions of Sango and of other languages of the Central African Republic and paper collections featuring African national and minority languages:

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