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Language in South Africa : the role of language in national transformation, reconstruction and development.

Author: Victor Webb
Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2002.
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Language in South Africa (LiSA) debates the role of language and language planning in the reconstruction, development and transformation of post-apartheid democratic South Africa. The 1996 constitution of South Africa is founded on the political philosophy of pluralism and is directed at promoting democratic values, equity and non-discrimination, human rights, national unity and the development of all the country's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Webb, Victor.
Language in South Africa : The role of language in national transformation, reconstruction and development.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©2002
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Webb
ISBN: 9789027297631 9027297630 1282162063 9781282162068
OCLC Number: 705531290
Description: 1 online resource (385 pages)
Contents: Language in South Africa; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication; Contents; List of figures, tables, abbreviations, notes on terms, examples of languages, acknowledgements and maps; Abbreviations; A note about the author; Brief notes on the use of selected terms; Examples from South Africa's languages; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter 1: Invisible voices; Chapter 2: Exploring the maze; Chapter 3: The nature of things; Chapter 4: For the people, by the people; Chapter 5: The power of one; Chapter 6: Growing potential; Chapter 7: Spreading the wealth; Chapter 8: Giving voice.

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Language in South Africa (LiSA) debates the role of language and language planning in the reconstruction, development and transformation of post-apartheid democratic South Africa. The 1996 constitution of South Africa is founded on the political philosophy of pluralism and is directed at promoting democratic values, equity and non-discrimination, human rights, national unity and the development of all the country's communities. The question asked in LiSA is how language planning can contribute towards the attainment of these national ideals. Set against the language political realities of the.

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