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'n Ondersoek na taalhoudings en persepsies van graad 12 leerders in drie Afrikaanse hoërskole in Johannesburg

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. H. Kroes en
dc.contributor.author Van Zyl, Renette
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-08T13:07:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-08T13:07:25Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-08T13:07:25Z
dc.date.submitted 2002-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1849
dc.description D.Litt. et Phil. en
dc.description.abstract The current political dispensation in South Africa has, as was the case in the past, undoubtedly had a major influence on the language patterns of the country. The 1996 Constitution now provides official recognition of the main indigenous languages. Despite this entrenchment, there is evidence of a marked shift in language allegiance in favour of English. This study focuses on the language attitudes and perceptions of grade 12 learners in three Afrikaans medium high schools in Johannesburg. In order to achieve the task, a “triangulation approach” was adopted. A literature study was done to provide a backdrop to the understanding of the present language situation. Interviews were conducted with the Afrikaans language teachers of the respondents. Questionnaires were then completed by the learners, as well as by the said teachers. The objectives of the empirical study were threefold, firstly to establish the perceptions of the learners with regard to their mother tongue and language in general. Secondly, the possible consequences of the learners’ negative perceptions about their mother tongue on the future of the language, their culture and the community, was investigated. Lastly, to make recommendations as to how these language attitudes can possibly be changed, from the data. The findings of this study confirm the influence of English on the language and cultural patterns of the learners. It is imperative to change the perceptions that the English language provides the only key to success, lest irrevocable damage be done to our country’s unique language and cultural variety. en
dc.language.iso afr en
dc.subject Language and education en
dc.subject Native language and education en
dc.subject Sociolinguistics en
dc.subject Historical linguistics en
dc.subject Language arts en
dc.subject Multilingualism en
dc.subject Language and culture en
dc.subject Afrikaans language usage en
dc.subject English language usage en
dc.title 'n Ondersoek na taalhoudings en persepsies van graad 12 leerders in drie Afrikaanse hoërskole in Johannesburg en
dc.type Thesis en


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