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Don’t just read to your children, talk to them too

What seems to be most important for child language development is the extent to which parents and children take turns when speaking to each other

​Roll out the red carpet for SA’s indigenous languages

Although English may not be the de facto talk of the town in South Africa, in written form it continues to dwarf others

‘Third language’ lost in translation

It does not make linguistic or financial sense to offer a subject so lacking in depth or substance.

More must walk the linguistic talk at universities

Universities that have actively pursued multilingualism have been vindicated.

Downsizing the humanities is a recipe for increasing alienation

Universities, industry and the state need research that includes input from civil society.

Multilingual degree opens up new world

Learning in one's mother tongue promotes a deep conceptual understanding of a subject.

Slavish insistence on English limits us

For centuries the language has defined what knowledge and truth are and by embracing it Africa will always be in a unequal position.

Most SA students choose English at school

More than 60% of South African pupils choose English for learning and teaching, the South African Institute of Race Relations has revealed.

Trying to find the right words

Without an adequate academic vocabulary, students cannot prosper.

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