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The language policy of South Africa: what do people say?

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dc.contributor.advisor Msimang, C. T. en Mutasa, D. E. en 2009-08-25T10:50:25Z 2009-08-25T10:50:25Z 2009-08-25T10:50:25Z 2003-06 en
dc.identifier.citation Mutasa, D. E. (2009) The language policy of South Africa: what do people say?, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The research project takes a hard look into the attitudes or perceptions of speakers of African languages towards the new language policy of South Africa. The question answered in this regard is, `What do people say?' The research project explores the extent of radical shift in African consciousness giving impetus to the resurgence of African languages so that they carry philosophical and scientific discourse to unprecedented heights. Maintaining the primordial language policy that is dominated by English and Afrikaans is like putting new wine into old skins. Thus, the research also seeks to establish strategies that could be implemented in order to ensure the revitalisation and rejuvenation of African languages so that all the languages take their rightful place. In other words, the research explores ways of injecting a new kind of consciousness that integrates language and content in schools so as to replace the primordial "telescopic philanthropy" type of approach existing currently in education and other major domains. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 316 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Attitude to language en
dc.subject Language planning en
dc.subject Language policy en
dc.subject Multilingualism en
dc.subject Mother tongue en
dc.subject Harmonization en
dc.subject Official language en
dc.subject Language development en
dc.subject Minority languages en
dc.subject Terminology en
dc.subject Language policy -- South Africa
dc.subject Language planning -- South Africa
dc.subject Multilingualism -- South Africa
dc.subject.ddc 306.44968
dc.title The language policy of South Africa: what do people say? en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department African Languages en D. Litt. et Phil. (African Languages) en

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