Language in South Africa: The Role of Language in National Transformation, Reconstruction and Development

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John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 356 pages
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Language in South Africa (LiSA) debates the role of language and language planning in the reconstruction, development and transformation of post-apartheid democratic South Africa. The 1996 constitution of South Africa is founded on the political philosophy of pluralism and is directed at promoting democratic values, equity and non-discrimination, human rights, national unity and the development of all the country's communities. The question asked in LiSA is how language planning can contribute towards the attainment of these national ideals. Set against the language political realities of the country — the a-symmetric power relations between the languages; the striking differences in the structural; functional and symbolic adaptation of the official languages; and the many language-related problems in the country — it debates the role of language in state administration, national integration, educational development and economic development. The volume concludes with a discussion of language development and language management.
  

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Contents

Preface l
1
Chapter
5
Language problems
25
The macrocontexts of language planning
44
Conclusion
60
Language knowledge
77
Literacy
90
Some features of a multilingual language policy and plan for state
103
Language certification requirements
202
The impact of sociolinguistic phenomena on educational
208
Chapter 7
217
Language as a barrier to economic development in South Africa
225
Language planning for economic development in South Africa
232
Conclusion
239
Planning for English
247
A strategic analysis of the politics of the Bantu languages
251

purposes
113
The language policy proposals of two state departments
118
The need for a proactive approach
132
The role of a national language in nationbuilding in South Africa
147
The role of the school
164
Language in education
169
Language as a fundamental instrument in educational development
175
The contents of a language promotion programme
259
Chapter 9
279
A preliminary evaluation of language management in South Africa
300
Conclusion
311
Index
347
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