The Theory of Languages

The Theory of Languages : The Principles of Wealth Creation: A Case Study of France and Gabon for a Universal Application

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The study titled Assessing the Impact of French on the Language Varieties of Gabon has developed the Theory of Languages. It is the first time, anywhere in the world, that a theory on languages, as a plurilinguistic subject, has ever been conceived. As a new perspective, the Theory of Languages, unlike other language theories, has addressed the issue of unequal social progress as a socio-linguistic subject. The concept of theory of languages is rather inclusive, that is, it deals with the co-existence of several languages in a given multi-lingual system. The Theory of Languages comprises essential principles to explain progress at individual and national level. Thus, it outlines the principles of language provision and integrates the factors discussed through in the theoretical framework. Provision can be thought of as the cultural aspect of language. It can be inherited or acquired. By emphasising materialistic acquisition as one of the facet of society, the Theory of Languages gives a clear distinction between a provision that is inherited and that which is acquired. If the native language provision is inherited by virtue of birth, a second language needs to be acquired by the process of language instruction. The study described here suggests that the pattern of language provision is by no means an exclusively French or Gabonese phenomenon. Since, similar findings have emerged from different studies where languages are acquired and cultures embodied for the sake of bettering living conditions, the Theory of Languages-as described in this book-holds that there is a much better prospect for those who effectively use both the linguistic and cultural dimensions of a given language, in any geographical area where different languages co-exist.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.64mm | 281.23g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507554249
  • 9781507554241

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Dr. Sosthene Boussougou lives in the Isle of Man with his beautiful, loving, caring, generous, and unselfish wife-Wendy Boussougou. It is striking that his spouse should resemble his mother-Ambroisine Koumba-in personality. Their son-Peter Boussougou-made them proud by assuming the role of Head Chorister at the Cathedral Isle of Man, in Peel. He was enthroned as the first Boy Bishop since the 12th century, to hold office jointly with the Bishop of Sodor and Man-the incumbent Rev. Robert Paterson. The new Boy Bishop led prayers, blessed the people, and most notably, engaged in Christmas gift-giving, in lieu of St. Nicholas, with very excited local children. As a family, they make every effort to brighten the day of any person they come into contact with; which is testament to the universal love they have for humankind. Thus, they wholeheartedly take interest in making the world a better place through the proceeds of their work and character."show more