Language, Discourse and Participation

Language, Discourse and Participation

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This study presents challenging findings on language choice and discourse formation in participatory development co-operation. Situated in the framework of two rural development programs in Tanzania, it questions multilingual routines in development co-operation and deals with issues of linguistic exclusion in postcolonial societies. At the same time, it demonstrates how development objectives are negotiated at grass-root level, addressing persistent questions of agency in donor-driven planning processes.... informal mapping (sketch maps drawn on site), diagramming (seasonal calendar, flow and causal diagrams, bar charts, Venn or chapati diagrams), innovation assessment (scoring and ranking different actions)a€ (Chambers 1994b :954).

Title:Language, Discourse and Participation
Author:Irmi Hanak
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 2009


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