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Wed Apr 2 2003

Books: Sociolinguistics, Afrikaans: McCormick

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  1. bartonm, Language in Cape Town's District Six: McCormick

Message 1: Language in Cape Town's District Six: McCormick

Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 16:01:26 +0000
From: bartonm <>
Subject: Language in Cape Town's District Six: McCormick

Title: Language in Cape Town's District Six
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press		 
Book URL:
Author: Kay McCormick, University of Cape Town 
Hardback: ISBN: 0198235542, Pages: 288 pp, Price: $85.00

The book is a sociolinguistic case study of District Six, an
inner-city neighbourhood in Cape Town characterized by language mixing
and switching of English and Afrikaans. Its early inhabitants included
indigenous people, freed slaves of African and Asian origin, and
immigrants from Europe and elsewhere. The ravages of apartheid
affected the residents' attitudes towards their languages in various
ways, which are described. The book examines the norms and practices
regarding language choice for various functions and domains in the
only surviving sector of District Six.

Lingfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans (Language code: AFK)
		 English (Language code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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