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By Anne Storch

Secret Manipulations is the 1st complete learn of African check in edition, polylectality, and derived languages. targeting a selected type of language change-deliberate manipulations of a language by way of its speakers-it presents a brand new method of neighborhood language ideologies and ideas of grammar and metalinguistic knowledge.

Anne Storch concentrates on case reports from Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, the African diaspora, and sixteenth century Europe. In those situations, language manipulation varies with social and cultural contexts, and is nearly consistently performed in mystery. even as, this manipulation should be an act of subversion and an expression of energy, and it's always significant to the development of social norms, because it constructs oppositions and offers marginalized humans an opportunity to articulate themselves. This quantity illustrates how manipulated languages are built, how they're used, and the way they wield power.

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