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Language in South Africa

Author: Rajend Mesthrie
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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This is a comprehensive and wide-ranging guide to language and society in South Africa.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Language in South Africa.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606736986
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rajend Mesthrie
ISBN: 0521791057 9780521791052 052153383X 9780521533836 0511486693 9780511486692
OCLC Number: 51062774
Description: xvii, 485 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. The main language groupings --
South Africa: a sociolinguistic overview / R. Mesthrie --
Khoesan languages / A. Traill --
Bantu languages: sociohistorical perspectives / Robert K. Herbert, Richard Bailey --
Afrikaans: considering origins / Paul T. Roberge --
South African English / Roger Lass --
South African sign language: one language or many? / Debra Aarons, Philemon Akach --
German speakers in South Africa / Elizabeth De Kadt --
Language change, survival, decline: Indian languages in South Africa / R. Mesthrie --
Part II. Language contact --
(A) Pidginisation, borrowing, switching and intercultural contact --
Fanakalo: a pidgin in South Africa / Ralph Adendorff --
Mutual lexical borrowings among some languages of southern Africa: Xhosa, Afrikaans and English / William Branford, J.S. Claughton --
Code-switching, mixing and convergence in Cape Town / K. McCormick --
Code-switching in South African townships / S. Slabbert, R. Finlayson --
Intercultural miscommunication in South Africa --
(B) Gender, language change and shift --
Women's language of respect: isihlonipho sabafazi / R. Finlayson --
Sociohistory of clicks in SOuthern Bantu / Robert K. Herbert --
Political economy of language shift: language and gendered ethnicity in a Thonga community / Robert K. Herbert --
(C) New varieties of English --
From second language to first language: Indian South African English / R. Mesthrie --
Black South African English / Vivian De Klerk, David Gough --
(D) New urban codes --
Lexicon and sociolinguistic codes of the working-class Afrikaans-speaking Cape Peninsula coloured community / Gerald L. Stone --
Introduction to Flaaitaal (or Tsotsitaal) / K.D.P. Makhudu --
Language and language practices in Soweto / Dumisani Krushchev Ntshangase --
Part III. Language planning, policy and education --
Language planning and language policy: past, present and future / T.G. Reagan --
Language issues in South African education: an overview / Sarah Murray --
Recovering multilingualism: recent language-policy developments / Kathleen Heugh.
Responsibility: edited by Rajend Mesthrie.
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"[A] very handsome book, beautifully edited, carefully proofread, and produced on thick paper in elegant fonts." Christina Bratt Paulston, University of Pittsburgh, Language in Society

 
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