TITLE

The "Tagtigers"?: The (Un)Politics of Language in the "New" Afrikaans Fiction

AUTHOR(S)
Barnard, Ian
PUB. DATE
December 1992
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Winter1992, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
This article focuses the politics of language in the African literature. According to Robin Lakoff, in English, lexical disparities between men and women reflect social inequalities, the apparently accidental linguistic usage suggests that women are denied equality partially for linguistic reasons. Language is representation, socialization, materialization. Ever since the first arrival of white imperialists in South Africa, European and European-influenced languages and language practices have served as explicitly politicized institutions in the country.
ACCESSION #
15521215

 

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