Hatoss, Aniko and Starks, Donna and van Rensburg, Henriette Janse (2011) Afrikaans language maintenance in Australia. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 34 (1). pp. 4-23. ISSN 0155-0640
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Changes in the political climate in the home country have resulted in the emigration of South Africans to English speaking countries such as Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Despite the scale of movement of the South African population, language maintenance in these diasporic contexts has received little consideration. This paper presents a description of an Australian Afrikaans-speaking community in the small Queensland city of Toowoomba. The study shows a high degree of bilingualism amongst the first generation Afrikaans community but also shows incipient signs of language shift within the home and a weak connection between language and identity.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Afrikaans; Australia; language attitudes; language maintenance; language shift|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200208 Migrant Cultural Studies|
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160103 Linguistic Anthropology
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture|
|Deposited On:||24 Sep 2011 17:09|
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