n Language Matters : Studies in the Languages of Southern Africa - Studies in the languages of Africa : editorial

Volume 36, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-5986



Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL Studies in the languages of Africa A century ago, at the end of the Anglo-Boer (South African) War, two groups of disgruntled Boers who did not want to come under the yoke of a British government left South Africa. One group emigrated to Angola, another to Argentina. Some 70 years later interesting studies were conducted on the language shift that had taken place in the Argentinian community. At the end of the twentieth century another Afrikaner diaspora took place, somewhat ironically, mainly to anglophone countries such as Australia and New Zealand. The first article in this issue of Language ..

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