Cross-cutting | Faculty Poster | 2017

LANGUAGE CHOICE AND HEALTH COMMUNICATION IN MULTILINGUAL AFRICA

A case study of Lower Fungom, Cameroon

Jeff Good
Multilingualism is a way of expressing multiple affiliations. .

Multilingualism is a way of expressing multiple affiliations.

Introduction

Many rural regions of Africa are characterized by extensive individual-level multilingualism. A typical adult may speak several local languages, as well languages of wider communication such as French or English. Little is known about how language choice affects the reception and understanding of messages related to health in these parts of the world.

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