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ERIC Number: EJ884531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
Truncated Multilingualism or Language Shift? An Examination of Language Use in Intimate Domains in a New Non-Racial Working Class Township in South Africa
Dyers, Charlyn
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v29 n2 p110-126 2008
The dominance of English in particular domains of language use in South Africa, such as higher education and the economy, has led to the fear that other languages may be threatened by an increasing shift to English in all domains, especially among the young. However, this paper reveals the strong vitality of the mother tongues in the intimate domains and increasing multilingualism becoming the norm in new shared spaces. (Contains 3 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa