Fali of Baissa

Classification: Niger-Congo


critically endangered


The Multilingual Education (MLE) network phenomenon: advocacy and action for minoritized language communities

This article examines a new phenomenon in language activism variously called the multilingual education working group or the multilingual education network, and abbreviated as MLEN. After an analysis of the conceptual and organizational contexts for these activist groups, the six MLENs in existence as of 2013 are described. The groups are then analyzed for particular characteristics and trends which they demonstrate.


Jan. 1, 2014