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n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Taalideologie en Afrikatale : universiteitstudente se persepsie daarvan in 'n postapartheidsbedeling in Suid-Afrika : research article

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
  • E-ISSN: 2219-8237
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Abstract


Since the commencement of the new South African Constitution in 1996 student numbers in African languages at the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education have dropped dramatically. It is argued in this article that this problematic situation should not be attributed to an inefficient language policy or ineffective course material, but rather to an ideological climate that is counter-productive to the optimal functioning of African languages as languages of education.
It was found that second-language speakers, who do not have any innate sentimental attachment towards African languages, also do not really attach any instrumental value to them. In the questionnaire they rather revealed an apathetic attitude. First-language speakers, however, revealed a strong sentimental and instrumental point of view concerning these languages, but also revealed an even stronger sentiment towards English as an instrumental language. However, African languages have to compete with English in the instrumental sphere.

Sedert die aanvaarding van die nuwe Suid-Afrikaanse Grondwet in 1996 het studentegetalle in die Vakgroep Afrikatale aan die Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoër Onderwys drasties afgeneem. Hierdie toedrag van sake word nie toegeskryf aan 'n oneffektiewe taalbeleid1 of onvoldoende kursusmateriaal en -aanbiedings nie, maar eerder aan ideologiese klimaat wat teenproduktief is vir die optimale funksionering van hierdie tale as onderrigtale.


Dit is oorwegend bevind dat tweedetaalsprekers van Afrikatale nie die waarde van hierdie tale as instrument erken nie, en in der waarheid 'n apatiese ingesteldheid daarteenoor het. Eerstetaalsprekers erken die botoon wat Engels voer op instrumentele gebied, ofskoon hulle wel 'n sterk instrumentele waarde aan Afrikatale toedig.

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