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Title: Language in Cape Town's District Six
Written By: Kay McCormick

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.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198235542
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288 pp
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