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Hatoss, Aniko; Starks, Donna; van Rensburg, Henriette Janse – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
Changes in the political climate in the home country have resulted in the emigration of South Africans to English speaking countries such as Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Despite the scale of movement of the South African population, language maintenance in these diasporic contexts has received little consideration. This paper…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Speech Communication, Indo European Languages, Foreign Countries
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Barkhuizen, Gary; Knoch, Ute – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2006
This article reports on a study which investigated the language lives of Afrikaans-speaking South African immigrants in New Zealand. Particularly, it focuses on their awareness of and attitudes to language policy in both South Africa and New Zealand, and how these influence their own and their family's language practices. Narrative interviews with…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Speech Communication, Language Attitudes, Official Languages
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Bock, Zannie; Gough, David – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2002
Explores consequences of the social literacies model of understanding students' academic literacy practices at a South African University. Highlights paradoxes of this model in South Africa in terms of the particular demands of dominant literacy practices and past discriminatory policies that denied access to such practices and created alternative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Literacy