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Language in Cape Town's District Six

Author: Kay McCormick
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a sociolinguistic case study of District Six, an inner-city neighbourhood in Cape Town characterized by language mixing and switching of English and Afrikaans. The book examines the norms and practices regarding language choice for various functions and domains in the only surviving sector of District Six. It also contains detailed analyses of extended bilingual conversations showing a range of social,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kay McCormick
ISBN: 0198235542 9780198235545
OCLC Number: 50653808
Description: xiv, 253 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. A History of Language Contact in the Cape Town Area --
3. Perceptions of District Six: The Place and its People --
4. Field Work in the Focal Neighbourhood --
5. The Chapel Street Neighbourhood and its Codes --
6. Code Choices in the Family, the Neighbourhood, the Workplace --
7. Language in the Schools --
8. Bilingual Dialogue --
9. Conclusion --
App. 1. Primary and Secondary Sources for the History of Language Contact in the Cape Town Area --
App. 2. Representations of District Six: An Annotated List --
App. 3. Street Directory Entry for Hanover Street in 1912 --
App. 4. Details of Tape-Recorded Corpus of Chapel Street Area Residents' Speech --
App. 5. A Note of Changes in the Meaning of the Term 'Afrikaner' --
App. 6. Notes by Gerald Stone on 'Wheatie' and Other Features of District Six Speech --
App. 7. Linguistic Features of Local Non-standard Varieties of Afrikaans and English --
App. 8. Examples of Intra-Clause Switches.
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