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African Languages in a Digital Age: Challenges and by By (author) Donald W. Osborn

By By (author) Donald W. Osborn

Offering functional methods to discovering a spot for African languages within the details revolution, this assessment lays the root for extra successfully bridging the "digital divide" through discovering new recommendations to previous difficulties. carried out via the PanAfrican Localization undertaking lower than the sponsorship of Canada’s foreign improvement learn heart, this survey explores stumbling blocks that hamper better use of African languages in software program and net content material, assesses attainable strategies and maps for his or her achieve, and identifies destiny tendencies within the box. one of the key matters mentioned are the significance of localization within the African context; obstacles to extra common use of African languages in web desktop know-how; and via whom, for which languages, and during which international locations efforts are being made. vital to the dialogue is the advent of the idea that of "localization ecology" to account for the main components, facilitate dialogue in their interplay, and phone realization to how making plans and imposing localization can and will think about those issues.

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In any such model of interacting factors, there is always a degree of simplification and a selection of aspects to emphasise the particular type of situation to be described. Chaudenson (2003) focused on a relatively specific matter in which four aspects of linguistics (namely, aspects of the language itself, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and economy of use) are considered separately alongside the technical factor. Social dimensions – in this case, the ways in which people interact with an element of orthography – are implied in other factors.

While other factors cannot be ignored, this triangle represents the core set of dynamics of localisation: sociolinguistics (the languages that people use and how), the connections between language and technology, and the interaction of people with the technology. za L L P Ec P Ec P Ec S T S T S T Ed Ed Ed technology) involves attention to the cultural dimensions of communication, and on the other, information and communication technology is developed and localised for people (in the interrelationship between language, technology and sociocultural aspects).

It could be argued that technology policy is concerned with high-level economic concerns in terms of both the investments required and the anticipated returns. An example is the efforts to increase connectivity through a project such as the Leland Initiative (funded by USAID), in which the technical issue of expanding the bandwidth available to certain African countries was accompanied by consideration of the regulatory environment for the use of that bandwidth (in other words, policy and economic considerations).

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