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dc.contributor.authorCoetzee-Van Rooy, Susan
dc.identifier.citationVan Rooy, A.S. The identity issue in bi- and multilingual repertoires in South Africa: Implications of Schneider's dynamic model. (In: Buschfeld, S. et al. The evolution of Englishes: The dynamic model and beyond, Amsterdam, John Benjamins. 39-57).en_US
dc.identifier.issn9789027269416 (O)
dc.description.abstractIdentity construction drives the development of postcolonial Englishes in Schneider’s Dynamic Model. Contexts like those of South Africa where wide-spread bi- and multilingualism are observed challenge notions of English as sole “identity carrier” postulated in the model. Findings from a questionnaire and interview study reported in this article indicate that: (a) urban participants are bi- and multilingual, (b) the home language is the carrier of ethnic or cultural identity, (c) English is part of the repertoires of the participants, (d) “being multilingual” is the linguistic marker of a South African identity. The refinement of the identity construction in this very useful model indicates that South Africa will probably not progress conclusively past Stage 3 in the Dynamic Model in the near future.en_US
dc.publisherJohn Benjaminsen_US
dc.subjectDynamic Modelen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleThe identity issue in bi- and multilingual repertoires in South Africa: Implications of Schneider's dynamic modelen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.researchID10208747 - Coetzee-Van Rooy, Anna Susanna

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