oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Publishing in minority languages; problems and prospects
|Article Title||Publishing in minority languages; problems and prospects|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Dept of English, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta|
|Publication Date||Mar 1998|
|Pages||154 - 164|
|Keyword(s)||Bilingual publications, Demographic strength, Dictionaries, Ethno-linguistic group, Non-standardized orthography, Sustainable publishing and Vocabularies|
The advantages of initial education through the mother tongue are universally acknowledged. Nigeria has adopted the mother tongue policy for early and adult education. Instructional materials based on sound sociolinguistic and pedagogical principles are indispensable to any meaningful educational process. This paper examines the problems and prospects of publishing in Nigeria's hundreds of minority languages and reports that many minority languages are not only disadvantaged with respect to publishing in them but also endangered.
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