Language in South Africa

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Maps viii
  • Contributors ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Phonetic Symbols xiii
  • Abbreviations xv
  • Introduction 1
  • Note *
  • Bibliography *
  • Part 1 - The Main Language Groupings 9
  • 1 - South Africa: a Sociolinguistic Overview 11
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 2 - The Khoesan Languages 27
  • Notes *
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  • 3 - The Bantu Languages: Sociohistorical Perspectives 50
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography 76
  • 4 - Afrikaans: Considering Origins 79
  • Bibliography *
  • 5 - South African English 104
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 6 - South African Sign Language: One Language or Many? 127
  • Notes *
  • Bibliography *
  • 7 - German Speakers in South Africa 148
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  • 8 - Language Change, Survival, Decline: Indian Languages in South Africa 161
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  • Part 2 - Pidginisation, Borrowing, Switching and Intercultural Contact 177
  • 9 - Fanakalo: a Pidgin in South Africa 179
  • Notes 197
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  • 10 - Mutual Lexical Borrowings Among Some Languages of Southern Africa: Xhosa, Afrikaans and English 199
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  • 11 - Code-Switching, Mixing and Convergence in Cape Town 216
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  • 12 - Code-Switching in South African Townships 235
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  • 13 - Intercultural Miscommunication in South Africa 258
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  • Bibliography 274
  • Part 2 - Gender, Language Change and Shift 277
  • 14 - Women's Language of Respect: Isihlonipho Sabafazi 279
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  • Bibliography 295
  • 15 - The Sociohistory of Clicks in Southern Bantu 297
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  • 16 - The Political Economy of Language Shift: Language and Gendered Ethnicity in a Thonga Community 316
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  • Part 2 - New Varieties of English 337
  • 17 - From Second Language to First Language: Indian South African English 339
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  • 18 - Black South African English 356
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  • Part 2 - New Urban Codes 379
  • 19 - The Lexicon and Sociolinguistic Codes of the Working-Class Afrikaans-Speaking Cape Peninsula Coloured Community 381
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  • 20 - An Introduction to Flaaitaal (or Tsotsitaal) 398
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  • 21 - Language and Language Practices in Soweto 407
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  • Part 3 - Language Planning, Policy and Education 417
  • 22 - Language Planning and Language Policy: Past, Present and Future 419
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  • 23 - Language Issues in South African Education: an Overview 434
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  • 24 - Recovering Multilingualism: Recent Language-Policy Developments 449
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  • Index 476
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