linguistics

 
No ordinary reading life
No ordinary reading life
It’s a Saturday afternoon at home in 2002. The loud aroma of boerewors and pap from the kitchen competes with the sound of impending doom in Bill...
AfriKaaps is an act of reclamation
AfriKaaps is an act of reclamation
COMMENTMultilingual speakers of Kaaps remain burdened by the negative colonial and apartheid image of Gamtaal in South Africa.
More must walk the linguistic talk at universities
More must walk the linguistic talk at universities
Three years ago the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) implemented a language policy centred on the bilingual use of isiZulu and English. The...
Letters to the editor: January 31 to February 6 2014
Letters to the editor: January 31 to February 6 2014
The problem with ­commentators such as Joseph Dana is...
Creole: The original language
Creole: The original language
Françoise Lionnet is a professor of comparative literature and director of the African Studies Centre at the University of California in Los...
On the mysteries of early learning
On the mysteries of early learning
The question of mother-tongue, dual-medium or English-only instruction in grades one to three is starting to look more nuanced than many of us have...
Languages of excellence
Languages of excellence
When it comes to the education of children in grade R and pre-school, there is little disagreement: they have to be prepared optimally to be ready...
On the cusp of reinvention
On the cusp of reinvention
African languages -- and the teaching of them -- have always been a contested field in South Africa.

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