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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Ana  Deumert
Institution: University of Cape Town
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Specialty: Afrikaans, Namibian German, language standardization, language contact
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
Selected Publications: Deumert, A. (1999): Review article: Language Planning in South Africa. LL International Journal of the Sociology of Language 136, pp.121-128. Deumert, A. (1999): Variation and Standardisation - The Case of Afrikaans. PhD dissertation, University of Cape Town. Mesthrie, R., Swann, J., Deumert, A. & Leap, W. (2000): Introducing Sociolinguistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Germanic Standardizations
 Language Standardization and Language Change
 A Dictionary of Sociolinguistics
 Structure and Variation in Language Contact
 Introducing Sociolinguistics
 Introducing Sociolinguistics
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Germanic Standardizations
Courses Taught: Language Planning (Honour's course, University of Cape Town)
Language Planning (First/second year course, University of Cape Town)
Language Change (First year course, University of Cape Town) LL The Sociolinguistics of Sign Language (First year course, University of Cape Town) LL Introduction to Statistics (Honour's level workshop, University of Cape Town)
Academic Paper Abstract: Namibian Kiche Duits: The Making (and Decline) of a Neo-African Language
‘Every day a new shop pops up’ – South Africa's ‘New’ Chinese Diaspora and the Multilingual Transformation of Rural Towns

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