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Dutch and Afrikaans as post–pluricentric languages
(De Gruyter, 2011)
The relationship between Afrikaans and Dutch cannot be captured adequately by the construct of pluricentrism. However, to deny a connection of a similar kind would leave aspects of the historical and current relationship ...
The case for an emergentist approach
This paper sets out an argument in favour of emergentism as an alternative theoretical paradigm to nativism, arguing that it offers a coherent, evidence-based account of language structure, language acquisition, language ...
The language issue and academic performance at a South African University
(Natl Inquiry Services Centre Pty Ltd, 2015)
Academic performance at universities in South Africa is a cause of concern. It is widely acknowledged that there are a variety of factors that contribute to poor academic performance, but language is regarded as one of the ...
Convergence and endonormativity at phase 4 of the dynamic model
(John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014)
At Phase 4 of the Dynamic Model, Schneider (2007) postulates that a stable postcolonial English will gain acceptance in a country, and become endonormative, but it will also be perceived as homogenous. This paper argues ...