ERIC Number: ED473085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Language in South Africa.
Mesthrie, Rajend, Ed.
This collection of 24 papers focuses on language and society in South Africa. Part 1, "The Main Language Groupings," includes (1) "South Africa: A Sociolinguistic Overview" (R. Mesthrie); (2) "The Khoesan Languages" (A. Traill); (3) "The Bantu Languages: Sociohistorical Perspectives" (Robert K. Herbert and Richard Bailey); (4) "Afrikaans: Considering Origins" (Paul T. Roberge); (5) "South African English" (Roger Lass); (6) "South African Sign Language: One Language or Many?" (Debra Aarons and Philemon Akach); (7) "German Speakers in South Africa" (Elizabeth De Kadt); and (8) "Language Change, Survival, Decline: Indian Languages in South Africa" (R. Mesthrie). Part 2, "Language Contact," includes (9) "Fanakalo: A Pidgin in South Africa" (Ralph Adendorff); (10) "Mutual Lexical Borrowings among Some Languages of Southern Africa: Xhosa, Afrikaans and English" (William Branford and J.S. Claughton); (11) "Code-Switching, Mixing and Convergence in Cape Town" (K. McCormick); (12) "Code-Switching in South African Townships" (S. Slabbert and R. Finlayson); (13) "Intercultural Miscommunication in South Africa" (J. Keith Chick); (14) "Women's Language of Respect: isihlonipho sabafazi" (R. Finlayson); (15) "The Sociohistory of Clicks in Southern Bantu" (Robert K. Herbert); (16) "The Political Economy of Language Shift: Language and Gendered Ethnicity in a Thonga Community" (Robert K. Herbert); (17) "From Second Language to First Language: Indian South African English" (R. Mesthrie); (18) "Black South African English" (Vivian de Klerk and David Gough); (19) "The Lexicon and Sociolinguistic Codes of the Working-Class Afrikaans-Speaking Cape Peninsula Coloured Community" (Gerald L. Stone); (20) "An Introduction to Flaaitaal (or Tsotsiaal)" (K.D.P. Makhudu); and (21) "Language and Language Practices in Soweto" (Dumisani Krushchev Ntshangase). Part 3, "Language Planning, Policy and Education" includes (22) "Language Planning and Language Policy: Past, Present and Future" (T.G. Reagan); (23) "Language Issues in South African Education: An Overview" (Sarah Murray); and (24) "Recovering Multilingualism: Recent Language-Policy Developments" (Kathleen Heugh). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: African Languages, Blacks, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, German, Indians, Language Maintenance, Language of Instruction, Multilingualism, Pidgins, Sign Language, Sociolinguistics, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Urban Areas
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa