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Afrikaans as an index of identity among Western Cape Coloured Communities
(Department of General Linguistics, Stellenbosch University, 2011)
In South Africa, reports on language shift have focused on instances of language shift from indigenous African languages to English. There is, however, also research that suggests that language shift is taking place from ...
A bidirectional optimality theoretic analysis of multiple negative indefinites in Afrikaans
(Stellenbosch University, Department of Linguistics, 2014)
In the literature on negation, Afrikaans is generally categorised as a negative concord language. Unlike most other negative concord languages though, utterances containing multiple indefinites in the scope of negation are ...
Aviation English in South African airspace
(Stellenbosch University, Department of General Linguistics, 2013)
A lack of English proficiency and failure to use standard phraseology played a role in the world’s largest aviation disaster which occurred in Tenerife in 1977 (Tenerife Information Center 2009). As a result, the crucial ...
Towards a pragmatics of non-fictional narrative truth : gricean and relevance-theoretic perspectives
(Stellenbosch University, Department of General Linguistics, 2016)
From a linguistic perspective, ‘truth’ is undoubtedly a pragmatic notion, as the truth of an utterance is not determined solely by its linguistic meaning, but is dependent upon the context in which it is uttered. Although ...