Language attitudes and identity - influences on language use among two Coloured communities in Kensington-Factreton

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Mesthrie, Rajend en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Neethling, Daphne Liezel en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-17T12:37:53Z
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dc.date.issued 1998 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Neethling, D. 1998. Language attitudes and identity - influences on language use among two Coloured communities in Kensington-Factreton. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17938
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract An attitude study which made use of a cross-sectional survey design, and which obtained the responses of 60 coloured respondents living in the Kensington-Factreton area, Western Cape, is reported on. The probability stratified random sample was equally representative in terms of class (working- and middle class), home language (Afrikaans and English), and gender. The study attempted to record recent language attitudes towards the varieties of Afrikaans and English, plus Xhosa, the influence of societal changes on language attitudes and how they, in turn, influence the use and role of these languages. In addition, the significance of identity formation, home language, class, and gender was investigated. The contextual and theoretical background to this study include: (a) the presentation of the language situation in South Africa in general; that of the English and Afrikaans languages in particular; and the language situation in the Western Cape; (b) a review of previous language attitude studies conducted in the Western Cape; (c) the presentation of a social psychological framework which allows for the evaluation of language attitudes along the two dimensions of social status and group solidarity; and (d) an explanation of the formation of a coloured political identity by means of a theoretical framework which was combined with historical facts. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Linguistics en_ZA
dc.title Language attitudes and identity - influences on language use among two Coloured communities in Kensington-Factreton en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Linguistics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Neethling, D. L. (1998). <i>Language attitudes and identity - influences on language use among two Coloured communities in Kensington-Factreton</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Linguistics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17938 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Neethling, Daphne Liezel. <i>"Language attitudes and identity - influences on language use among two Coloured communities in Kensington-Factreton."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Linguistics, 1998. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17938 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Neethling DL. Language attitudes and identity - influences on language use among two Coloured communities in Kensington-Factreton. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Linguistics, 1998 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17938 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Neethling, Daphne Liezel AB - An attitude study which made use of a cross-sectional survey design, and which obtained the responses of 60 coloured respondents living in the Kensington-Factreton area, Western Cape, is reported on. The probability stratified random sample was equally representative in terms of class (working- and middle class), home language (Afrikaans and English), and gender. The study attempted to record recent language attitudes towards the varieties of Afrikaans and English, plus Xhosa, the influence of societal changes on language attitudes and how they, in turn, influence the use and role of these languages. In addition, the significance of identity formation, home language, class, and gender was investigated. The contextual and theoretical background to this study include: (a) the presentation of the language situation in South Africa in general; that of the English and Afrikaans languages in particular; and the language situation in the Western Cape; (b) a review of previous language attitude studies conducted in the Western Cape; (c) the presentation of a social psychological framework which allows for the evaluation of language attitudes along the two dimensions of social status and group solidarity; and (d) an explanation of the formation of a coloured political identity by means of a theoretical framework which was combined with historical facts. DA - 1998 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1998 T1 - Language attitudes and identity - influences on language use among two Coloured communities in Kensington-Factreton TI - Language attitudes and identity - influences on language use among two Coloured communities in Kensington-Factreton UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17938 ER - en_ZA


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