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Brown, Justin; Deumert, Ana – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2017
In this article we provide a discussion of present-day Khoisan activism in Cape Town, South Africa. The main actors in this movement are people whose heritage is complex: their history can be traced back to the early days of the colonial settlement, reflecting the interactions and cohabitation of the indigenous Khoisan, slaves and the European…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, African Languages, Foreign Countries, Activism
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Deumert, Ana – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2010
While the concept of standardization is well-established in linguistics, destandardization is a more recent addition to linguistic terminology. Drawing on historiographic and ethnographic data from isiXhosa, one of South Africa's indigenous languages, this paper reflects on both of these concepts. Standardization is discussed as a modernist grand…
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, African Languages, Ethnography, Speech Communication