What is it about?
The paper supplies an economic argument to explain the still-persisting dominance of English in South Africa's central economy and, by implication, in other comparable sub-Saharan polities.
Why is it important?
The clear implication of this paper is that the international language policy discourse which drove the formation of South Africa's post-apartheid language policy was impoverished and inadequate because it failed to consider the economic basis of language behaviour.
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