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Die gebruik van konjunksiemerkers by nagraadse studente en gepubliseerde navorsing oor Afrikaanse taal– en letterkunde
((SAALT/SAVTO) South African Association of Language Teaching / Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Taalonderrig // Sabinet, 2011)
The line of argumentation in a well-structured argumentative text or academic essay should exhibit logical continuity. Conjunction markers are one of the resources that writers can use to achieve this objective. By means ...
Complexity in word–formation processes in New Varieties of South African English
(Taylor & Francis/Routledge/NISC, 2010)
The research question posed in the article is whether South African English (SAE) has reached Phase four of Schneider's (2007) Dynamic Model of Postcolonial Englishes. This phase is characterised by early indications of ...
Corpus linguistic work on Black South African English
(Cambridge University Press, 2013)
A multidimensional analysis of student writing in Black South African English
(John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2008)
Evidence for the status of Black South African English (BlSAfE) as a variety of English is ambiguous. This paper examines 67 linguistic features of a corpus of BlSAfE student writing, the Tswana Learner English Corpus ...
Presidential Address delivered art the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, on December 4, 2008, at the 14th annual meeting of the International Association for World Englishes Social and linguistic perspectives on variablilty in world Englishes
Linguistic variability is a peripheral concern to many linguistic approaches. This paper argues that much is gained by taking variability seriously. An examination of the views of Trudgill and Schneider leads to a number ...
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 ...
Complexity in word-formation processes in new varieties of South African English
(Taylor & Francis, 2010)
The research question posed in the article is whether South African English (SAE) has reached Phase four of Schneider’s (2007) Dynamic Model of Postcolonial Englishes. This phase is characterised by early indications of ...
Diachronic changes in modality in South African English
(John Benjamins Publishing, 2012)
In this paper we aim to contribute to both the synchronic and diachronic description of the grammar of South African English (SAfE) in its written register. In the handful of previous studies on the variety’s grammar (e.g. ...
Progressive aspect and stative verbs in Outer Circle varieties
The extension of the progressive form to stative verbs is a widely discussed feature of Outer Circle varieties of English. This paper examines the semantics of the stative progressive in three corpora, representing spoken ...
Is reading in an agglutinating language different from an analytic language? An analysis of isiZulu and English reading based on eye movements
(Taylor & Francis/Routledge/NISC, 2013)
In this article we examine the reading ability of Grade 4 learners in their home language, isiZulu and in English (first additional language), using both eye-tracking activities and traditional pen-and-paper reading ...