LINGUIST List 13.176

Tue Jan 22 2002

Books: South African Languages

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  1. Joyce Reid, South African Languages: Language in South Africa by Mesthrie (ed.)

Message 1: South African Languages: Language in South Africa by Mesthrie (ed.)

Date: 16 Jan 2002 15:11:10 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: South African Languages: Language in South Africa by Mesthrie (ed.)

Language in South Africa

Editor
Raj Mesthrie, University of Cape Town, South Africa


This is a comprehensive and wide-ranging guide to language and society
in South Africa. The book surveys the most important language
groupings in the region in terms of pre-colonial and colonial history;
contact between the different language varieties (leading to language
loss, pidginization, creolization and new mixed varieties). It
examines language and public policy issues associated with the
transition to a post-apartheid society and its eleven official
languages. All the chapters are informed by the importance of
socio-political history in understanding questions of language.

Contributors:

R. Mesthrie, A. Traill, R.K. Herbert, R. Bailey, P.T. Roberge,
R. Lass, D. Aarons, P. Akach, E. de Kadt, R. Adendorff, W. Branford,
J.S. Claughton, K. McCormick, S. Slabbert, R. Finlayson, J. Keith
Chick, V. de Klerk, David Gough, G.L. Stone, K.D.P. Makhudu,
D.K. Ntshangase, T.G. Reagan, S. Murray, K. Heugh

Introduction R. Mesthrie; 

Part1. The Main Language Groupings: 
1. South Africa--a sociolinguistic overview R. Mesthrie; 
2. The Khoesan languages A. Traill; 
3. The Bantu languages R. K. Herbert and R. Bailey; 
4. Afrikaans P. T. Roberge; 
5. South African English R. Lass; 
6. South African sign language D. Aarons and P. Akach; 
7. German Speakers in South Africa E. de Kadt; 
8. Indian languages in South Africa R. Mesthrie; 

Part II. Language Contact: 
9. Fanakalo: a South African pidgin R. Adendorff; 
10. Mutual lexical borrowings among some languages of South Africa 
 W. Branford and J. S. Claughton; 
11. Code-switching, mixing and convergence in Cape Town K. McCormick; 
12. Code-switching in South African townships S. Slabbert and R. Finlayson; 
13. Intercultural miscommunication in South Africa J. Keith Chick; 
14. Women's language of respect R. Finlayson; 
15. The sociohistory of clicks in Southern Bantu R. K. Herbert; 
16. Language and gendered ethnicity in a Thonga community R. K. Herbert; 
17. Indian South African English R. Mesthrie; 
18. Black South African English V. de Klerk and David Gough; 
19. The lexicon and sociolinguistic codes of the working-class 
 Afrikaans-speaking Cape Peninsula coloured community G. L. Stone; 
20. An introduction to Flaaitaal K. D. P. Makhudu; 
21. Language and language practices in Soweto D. K. Ntshangase; 

Part III. Language Planning, Policy and Education: 
22. Language planning and language policy: past, present and future 
 T. G. Reagan; 
23. Language issues in South African education S. Murray; 
24. Recovering multilingualism: recent language policy developments K. Heugh.

2002/c. 450 pp.
0-521-79105-7/Hb/List: $75.00*

Cambridge University Press
http://www.cup.org
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Thursday, January 17, 2002