This article attempts to place the discussion on the relationship between African American
and European American vernacular Englishes within a broader context involving another
speech community split along ethnic lines, ...
To what extent can ethnic boundaries be transcended in interethnic interactions? We are tackling
this question in reference to Namibia, a post-apartheid society marked by a legacy of ethnic and
racial divisions. Relying ...
Stell, Gerald; Beyer, Herman L.(Stellenbosch University, Library and Information Service, 2012)
In this paper we present a case study of interethnic relations through language variation involving two
population groups supposedly belonging to one single speech community, namely the White and
Coloured Afrikaans ...
Stell, Gerald; Groenewald, Gerald(Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2016)
Afrikaans was first introduced in Namibia’s current territory by migrant Oorlam and Baster
groups who imposed it in its Cape Dutch form as a prestige language and inter-ethnic medium
of communication. The status of ...
In a context where new English varieties from the Outer Circle have been receiving
increasing attention, I propose to outline a descriptive approach to their uses and functions on the basis of
their patterns of co-occurrence ...