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Author Webb, Victor N.
Title Language in South Africa : the role of language in national transformation, reconstruction and development / Vic Webb.
Imprint Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, [2002]
©2002

Author Webb, Victor N.
Series Impact, studies in language and society, 1385-7908 ; 14
Impact, studies in language and society ; 14. 1385-7908
Subject Language planning -- South Africa.
Language policy -- South Africa.
Sociolinguistics -- South Africa.
South Africa -- Languages.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 356 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-345) and index.
Contents Language planning institutions 95 -- CHAPTER 4 -- For the people, by the people: Language and state administration 99 -- The general tasks of government 99 -- Some features of a multilingual language policy and plan for state administration 103 -- The process of language policy development for the Department of Labour 108 -- The present state of language policy development in state administration 114 -- The language policy proposals of two state departments 118 -- Language policy at the provincial and local government level 122 -- The cost of linguistic pluralism in state administration 129 -- Conclusion: The need for a pro-active approach 132 -- CHAPTER 5 -- The power of one: Language and nation 137 -- The problem of language and nation 138 -- Factors in the equation 140 -- The role of a national language in nation-building in South Africa 147 -- Language and nation-building in South Africa 151 -- Language rights 156 -- The role of the school 164 -- Language planning tasks 165.
Conclusion 167 -- CHAPTER 6 -- Growing potential: Language in education 169 -- A profile of education in South Africa 170 -- A new education philosophy 172 -- Language as a fundamental instrument in educational development 175 -- The language of learning and teaching (LoL/T) issue 177 -- The current language-in-education policy 177 -- Present LoL/T practice 183 -- The debate on LoL/T in South Africa 185 -- How proficient are black learners in English? 187 -- Is the use of a Bantu language as LoL/T not a better choice? 191 -- The LoL/T debate at international level 192 -- Research findings on the issue 194 -- The need for local research 198 -- Concluding remarks on the LoL/T issue 200 -- Language certification requirements 202 -- Language study 203 -- The impact of sociolinguistic phenomena on educational development in South Africa 208 -- CHAPTER 7 -- Spreading the wealth: Language and economic development 217 -- The interrelationship between language and economy 218.
Language as a production factor 219 -- Language as a consumption factor 222 -- Language as a barrier to economic development in South Africa 225 -- The Bantu languages and economic development 227 -- Language planning for economic development in South Africa 232 -- The need for research 237 -- Conclusion 239 -- CHAPTER 8 -- Giving voice: Language promotion 243 -- Introduction 243 -- Planning for Afrikaans 244 -- Planning for English 247 -- Promoting the Bantu languages 249 -- The basic requirement for effective language promotion 250 -- A strategic analysis of the politics of the Bantu languages 251 -- The contents of a language promotion programme 259 -- Status planning 259 -- Corpus planning 266 -- The technicalisation of the Bantu languages 268 -- Acquisition planning 277 -- Conclusion 277 -- CHAPTER 9 -- Steering the course: Language management 281 -- Introduction: A framework for management 281.
Description of the institutions and structures for language management in South Africa 283 -- A brief historical note 283 -- Language management institutions in South Africa 286 -- Legislative bodies 286 -- State departments 287 -- PANSALB 289 -- A preliminary evaluation of language management in South Africa from the perspective of strategic management 300 -- Planning 303 -- Organisation 307 -- Leading 309 -- Control 310 -- Conclusion 311.
Summary 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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ISBN 9789027297631 (electronic bk.)
9027297630 (electronic bk.)
9027218498
9789027218490
158811189X (US ; alk. paper)
9027218498 (Eur.)
9781588111890
9789027218490
OCLC # 70766886
Additional Format Print version: Webb, Victor N. Language in South Africa. Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©2002 (DLC) 2002025420


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