LINGUIST List 31.2657

Wed Aug 26 2020

FYI: A New Book on Afrikaans Linguistics (scheduled for 2022)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 26-Aug-2020
From: Wannie Carstens <>
Subject: A New Book on Afrikaans Linguistics (scheduled for 2022)
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To try to ensure that a new textbook we aim to write, provisionally titled Contemporary Afrikaans Linguistics (CAL), is a useful resource, it is important for us as editors to be sure about two questions before we get underway with the project:

a) who is the likely target audience (undergraduate or postgraduate students, linguists, interested laypeople, language learners, etc.)

b) what kind of background knowledge do they have.

We don’t want to underestimate our target audience’s existing background knowledge. Knowing more about it would help our authors greatly in working out how to structure and write their chapters.

Bearing this in mind, we would like to initiate this project with some basic market research, and we would be very grateful to you if you could help us with your answers to a few questions. We very much hope you will be able to help us!

All that is required is that you complete the short questionnaire by 16 September 2020 at the latest if at all possible.

Your response will only be viewed by the editors, and it will not be used for any other purpose than the basic market research outlined above.

The questionnaire should not require more than 10 minutes to complete. However, please be as specific as you can.

Advanced thanks and best wishes,


Prof Wannie Carstens (North-West University, SA)
Prof Nerina Bosman (University of Pretoria, SA)
Prof Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge; Stellenbosch University & University of the Western Cape, SA)

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Afrikaans (afr)

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