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Author De Klerk, Vivian.

Title Focus on South Africa [electronic resource].

Imprint Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1996.

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Description 1 online resource (326 pages).
Series Varieties of English around the world. General series, 0172-7362 ; v. 15
Varieties of English around the world. General series ; v. 15. 0172-7362
Contents FOCUS ON SOUTH AFRICA; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Introduction; Section A: An Historical Perspective; Section B: Pan-ethnic Varieties; Section C: Language Planning and Standards; Section D: Issues in Education and Society; Section E: The Northern Neighbours; Directions for Future Research on English in South Africa; References; A History of English in South Africa1; 1. Introduction; 1.1. The Colonial Era 1806-1885; 1.2. The New Society; 1.3. The Post-war Era; 1.4. The New South Africa 19902; NOTES; REFERENCES.
English in South African Society: a Preliminary Overview1. Dominant Languages; 2. English in Relation to White Speakers of Dutch and Afrikaans; 3. English and Coloured People; 4. Blacks and English; 5. English and the South African Indian Population; 6. White English-speaking South Africans; NOTES; REFERENCES; BlackEnglish in South Africa; 1. Introduction; 1.1. Facts and Figures; 2. The Acquisitional Context; 3. English and the Media; 4. Variation; 5. Previous Research; 6. Attitudes; 7. Features of Black South African English; 7.1. Vowel Phonology; 7.2. Consonantal systems; 7.3. Word Stress.
7.4. Intonation7.5. Grammatical Features; 7.6. Vocabulary; 7.7. Discourse Patterns; 7.8. Speech Acts; 7.9. Turn-taking; 7.10. Discourse Markers; 7.11. Information Structure; 7.12. Stylistic Features; 7.13. Code Switching; 8. Conclusion: BSAfE as an Institutionalised Variety; NOTES; REFERENCES; Language Contact, Transmission, Shift: South African Indian English; 1. Introduction; 2. An Historical Overview; 3. Shift and Transmission; 4. SAfTndE from a Thomason and Kaufman Perspective; 4. SAfTndE from a Thomason and Kaufman Perspective; 5. Some Defining Features of SAflndE.
5.1. Features Characteristic of All SAflndE Lects5.2. The Basilect as Creoloid; 6. Conclusion; NOTES; REFERENCES; Afrikaans English; 1. Introduction; 2. Cultural Background to Language Identity; 2.1. Anglicisation Policies; 2.2. The Rise of Afrikaner Nationalism; 3. The Language Learning Environment and Bilingualism; 4. Afrikaans English; 5. Phonology; 5.1. Vowels; 5.2 Consonants; 5.3. Phonological Processes; 6. Syntax; 6.1. Tense, Aspectand Modals; 6.2. Word Order; 6.3. Complement structures; 7. Morphology; 7.1. Concord; 7.2. Prepositions; 7.3. Articles; 8. Lexis; 8.1. SAfE Lexical Items.
8.2. Semantic Merges9. Conclusion; NOTES; REFERENCES; Cape Flats English1; 1. Introduction; 2. Historical Overview; 3. The Linguistic Repertoire; 4. Variation in Cape Flats English; 5. Linguistic Features of Cape Flats English; 5.1. Morpho-syntactic Features; 5.2. Lexical Features; 5.3. Phonological Features; 5.4. Discourse Features; 6. Conclusion; NOTES; REFERENCES; The Standardisation Question in Black South African English; 1. Introduction; 2. The Apartheid Background; 3. The Standardisation Problem; 4. The Vulnerability of English; 4.1 Deviance in Prosodic Phonology.
Note 4.2 Accent, Pronunciation, and the Concept of 'Standard English'
Summary This volume brings together a range of studies on various aspects of English and its use in Southern Africa. Experts in their field have written chapters on topics including the history and development of English in South Africa, the characteristics of particular pan-ethnic varieties of English which have evolved in South Africa (including black, Indian and colored varieties) as well as the unique features of the English of South Africa's southern neighbours: Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Other contributions focus on English in relation to issues such as standardisation, lexicography.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject English language -- Social aspects -- South Africa.
English language -- Variation -- South Africa.
English language -- South Africa.
South Africa -- Languages.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: De Klerk, Vivian. Focus on South Africa. Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, ©1996 9789027248732
ISBN 9789027276049 (electronic bk.)
9027276048 (electronic bk.)
1556194463 (alk. paper)
9027248737 (Eur.)
9781556194467 (alk. paper)