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ERIC Number: ED354725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 17
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Addressing Contextual Issues Relevant to Language Teaching in South Africa: Implications for Policy and Practice.
Chick, J. Keith
Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, v8 n2 p1-16 Fall 1992
The widespread perception amongst advocates for learners from oppressed communities that linguistics are incapable of addressing such issues as the unequal distribution of power in South Africa, or of making their discipline part of the process of democratic transformation is traced to the paucity of studies concerned with the role of language in the establishment, maintenance, and change of social relations of power. To illustrate the sort of research required, this paper focuses on studies of compliment giving and responding behaviour in the fields of ethnography of speaking and critical language study. It also traces the implications of a fuller understanding of the relationships between language and power for language education policy and practice for post-apartheid South Africa. (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa