Articles by Author: Munene Mwaniki

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  1. Language management in Africa: The dialectics of theory and practice

    Language management in Africa: The dialectics of theory and practice

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    From an Africanist standpoint, the paper maps the frontiers of the emerging language management paradigm in the study and practice of politics of language from the perspectives of theory, method, discipline, and practice. The discussion advances two core arguments. First,...
  2. Language practice as games: Implications for sociology of translation in development contexts in Africa

    Language practice as games: Implications for sociology of translation in development contexts in Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    Drawing from Game Theory, the article conceptualises language practice as games, that is convergences of strategic interaction, and explores the implications of such a conceptualisation for sociology of translation (la sociologie de la traduction – Michel Callon) in development contexts...
  3. Translanguaging as a class/lecture-room language management strategy in multilingual contexts: Insights from autoethnographic snapshots from Kenya and South Africa

    Translanguaging as a class/lecture-room language management strategy in multilingual contexts: Insights from autoethnographic snapshots from Kenya and South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    The article explores complementary aspects of two nascent developments in (socio) linguistics, namely translanguaging and language management using auto-ethnographic snapshots from class/lecture-room contexts in Kenya and South Africa. Translanguaging entails recognition of a full account of speakers’ discursive resources, which...
  4. Indigenous languages and the informal economy in Africa: A qualitative analysis of the economics of language dynamics in rural Kenya

    Indigenous languages and the informal economy in Africa: A qualitative analysis of the economics of language dynamics in rural Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    There is a dearth of research on the economics of language of Africa’s official and national languages, not to mention non-official, non-national indigenous languages. The article seeks to fill this hiatus using qualitative data from rural Kenya. A key finding...
  5. Language management and devolved governance in Kenya

    Language management and devolved governance in Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The article explores interfaces between language management and devolved governance in Kenya against the backdrop of language management theory and the roles and responsibilities of devolved governance as defined by traditional fiscal federalism, new public management (NPM), public choice, new...
  6. South African higher education language politics post #RhodesMustFall: The terrain of advanced language politics

    South African higher education language politics post #RhodesMustFall: The terrain of advanced language politics

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    In 2015, South African higher education witnessed student-driven activism in the form of various #movements, beginning with the #RhodesMustFall campaign at the University of Cape Town, which morphed into the national #FeesMustFall movement. A corollary to these #movements was a...
  7. Mobile-based Verification in Anti-counterfeit Commodity Supply Chain Management Systems

    Mobile-based Verification in Anti-counterfeit Commodity Supply Chain Management Systems

    This article describes a proposed system that integrates a mobile-based solution to fight counterfeit products and uses the supply chain system to illustrate the solution. The system, referred to as the anti-counterfeit commodity supply chain management system, provides a network...
  8. Communication and quality service delivery in Uganda's local government: the mediating influence of total quality management

    Communication and quality service delivery in Uganda's local government: the mediating influence of total quality management

    The study aimed at understanding the role of total quality management (TQM) as a mediator between communication and quality service delivery (QSD) in Uganda's local government (LGs). Data were collected using a cross-sectional research design from 212 LGs whose heads...
  9. Does the exclusion of meiofauna affect the estimation of biotic indices using stream invertebrates?

    Does the exclusion of meiofauna affect the estimation of biotic indices using stream invertebrates?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Biomonitoring of rivers is usually undertaken using information based on macroinvertebrate assemblages. However, exclusion of meiofauna (i.e. invertebrates less than 0.5 mm in size) when sorting benthic invertebrates can affect the estimation of densities and other biotic indices. In the present...