Introducing Critical Multilingualism Studies
The editors are happy to announce the inaugural issue of the journal Critical Multilingualism Studies - cms.arizona.edu.
Vol. 1 | Number 1
Mary Louise Pratt
(New York University)
“’If English was good enough for Jesus…”...
In this presentation, I analyze language practices of taxi inscriptions in Ghana during the mid-20th century. Cars and highlife (a type of African hip hop) are connected in many ways. Highlife music is played in cars; cars render highlife mobile. In Ghana, as in many other regions of Africa, people love cars. The extreme respect given to cars is striking, given the fact that prior to colonialism there was no wheeled transport, including cars/taxis. Shuttling between rural areas and cities, each driver...