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Title: Accounting for Vox Populi. Adjusting the Cost-Benefit Model of Language Planning by Incorporating Network Analysis in the Ghanaian Context
Authors: Wright, Kelly E.
Keywords: GhanaGhanaianLanguage PlanningIndigenous LanguageCost-Benefit AnalysisRational-Choice ModelNetwork AnalysisNationalismKwame NkrumahPan-AfricanismSociolinguistics
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Kelly E. Wright, "Accounting for Vox Populi. Adjusting the Cost-Benefit Model of Language Planning by Incorporating Network Analysis in the Ghanaian Context", in: "Cultural and Linguistic Transition explored. Proceedings of the ATrA closing workshop Trieste, May 25-26, 2016", Ilaria Micheli (ed.), Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2017, pp. 291-305
Abstract: 
Language planning is a formal or informal problem-solving administrative activity which “advocate[s for] either expanding or restricting the resources of a language” and is aimed at total adoption of a language-use strategy on a national level (Haugen 1966a; Kloss 1969; Haarman 1990). This activity has often relied on a cost-benefit analysis structure to choose and eventually implement an official language on a national level. This work investigates such choices made during the independence period in Ghana and advocates for editing the cost-benefit strategy going forward by incorporating network analysis to provide government leaders with a cohesive sociolinguistic valuation of alternatives for their consideration.
Type: Book Chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/14307
ISBN: 978-88-8303-821-1
eISBN: 978-88-8303-822-8
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