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By Rajend Mesthrie

ISBN-10: 052153383X

ISBN-13: 9780521533836

ISBN-10: 0521791057

ISBN-13: 9780521791052

it is a finished and wide-ranging 2002 advisor to language and society in South Africa. because the authors show, the South African context deals a treasure trove of information and examples for linguistic and sociolinguistic research. The publication surveys crucial language groupings within the quarter when it comes to pre-colonial and colonial historical past; touch among different language kinds, resulting in language loss, pidginization, creolization and new combined forms; language and public coverage concerns linked to the transition to a post-apartheid society and its 11 authentic languages. It info the heritage of indigenous languages, the impression of ecu languages upon them, and of adjustments to the ecu languages themselves. Written by means of a staff of major researchers, the entire chapters are knowledgeable by way of the significance of socio-political background in figuring out questions of language. The e-book could be welcomed by way of scholars and researchers in language and linguistics, sociology, anthropology and social history.

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