Focus on South Africa(Varieties of English around the World Series)

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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 ...
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Overview

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, education, language planning, language attitudes and interaction patterns.
The book will be of primary interest to students of linguistics and language, but should also be relevant to educationists, sociologists and historians.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
A History of English in South Africa 19
English in South African Society: A Preliminary Overview 35
Black English in South Africa 53
Language Contact, Transmission, Shift: South African Indian English 79
Afrikaans English 99
Cape Flats English 125
The Standardisation Question in Black South African English 149
English, the Constitution and South Africa's Language Future 163
English and Language Planning for South Africa: the Flip Side 175
Lexicography for South African English 191
Issues in English Language Teaching in Primary Schools 211
Language Attitudes and their Implications for the Teaching of English in the Eastern Cape 231
Preparing Student Teachers to Teach English First and Second Language 251
English in Interpersonal Interaction in South Africa 269
English in Swaziland: Form and Function 285
English in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi 301
Index 322
List of contributors 326
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