Who speaks Chibrazi, the urban contact vernacular of Malawi?

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dc.contributor.author Kamanga, Chimwemwe
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-15T09:36:32Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05
dc.description.abstract Chibrazi, the urban contact vernacular of Malawi, is a mixed or hybrid variety that caricatures language contact and contact induced language change in the country. With time, the variety has evolved into an instrument of wider communication and developed in structure. Questions about the variety abound partly because the variety has not received much scholarly attention. One such question is: Who speaks this variety? This article provides some answers to this question as obtained from a case study that was conducted as part of a study that the author is conducting at the University of Pretoria, which is formulated as a descriptive analysis of the variety. The data was obtained through a questionnaire, follow-up interviews and observation. While the data that was obtained through the questionnaire was analysed statistically, the data from the interviews and observation was analysed thematically following the questions in the questionnaire. en_US
dc.description.embargo 2015-07-30
dc.description.librarian hb2014 en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rlms20 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Chimwemwe Kamanga (2014) Who speaks Chibrazi, the urban contact vernacular of Malawi?, Language Matters: Studies in the Languages of Africa, 45:2, 257-275, DOI:10.1080/10228195.2014.910249. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1022-8195 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1753-5395 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/10228195.2014.910249
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/41338
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.rights © University of South Africa Press.Taylor and Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Language Matters : Studies in the Languages of Africa, vol. 45, no.2, pp. 257-275, 2014. doi : 10.1080/10228195.2014.910249. Language Matters : Studies in the Languages of Africa is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rlms20. en_US
dc.subject Chibrazi en_US
dc.subject Hybrid en_US
dc.subject Language contact en_US
dc.subject Malawi en_US
dc.subject Urban contact vernacular en_US
dc.subject Viphya schools en_US
dc.title Who speaks Chibrazi, the urban contact vernacular of Malawi? en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US


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