1887

n Acta Academica - Taalbeleid aan universiteite in Suid-Afrika

Supplement 2
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

<b>Language policy at South African universities</b> <br>This contribution outlines the current dilemma of Afrikaans-medium universities in South Africa in terms of language policy. Since no language policy norms have been published by the Minister of Education since 1994, proactive steps in this regard might become counterproductive. The language policy options available to universities are considered within the three language policy paradigms of Weinstein (1990). It is argued that a reformist approach to university language policy should not be in conflict with the government's transformation approach. A diversified language policy could address this. The author argues that such a language policy should not ignore the language clause of the Constitution and that there is no need for universities to dance to the Minister's tune as far as language policy is concerned.

Hierdie bydrae skets die huidige dilemma van Afrikaanstalige universiteite in Suid- Afrika betreffende taalbeleid. Omdat geen taalbeleidsnorme sedert 1994 deur die Minister van Onderwys beskikbaar gestel is nie, kan proaktiewe optredes in hierdie verband dalk kontraproduktief wees. Taalbeleidsopsies waaroor universiteite tans beskik, word beskou vanuit die raamwerke van Weinstein (1990) se drie taalbeleidsparadigmas. Daar word geargumenteer dat 'n hervormingsbenadering tot universiteitstaalbeleid nie in konflik behoort te staan met die huidige regering se transformasiebenadering nie. 'n Gediversifiseerde taalbeleid kan probleme in hierdie verband ondervang. Die outeur redeneer dat sodanige taalbeleid in ieder geval nie die toepaslike taalklousule van die Grondwet kan ignoreer nie en dat universiteite nie na die Minister se politieke pype hoef te dans wat taalbeleid betref nie.

<b>Leano la tshebediso ya puo diyunivesithing tsa Afrika Borwa</b> <br>Tlatsetso ena e hlahlobana le pharela ya diyunivesithi tse buang Afrikaans ha jwale, Afrika Borwa, malebana le leano la puo. Ka ha Letona la Thuto ha le so phatlalatse leano la puo ha e sa le ho tloha ka 1994, mehato e ka etellang pele phatlalatso ena e ka nna ya eba bopotlapotla bo kgahlanong le lona. Meralo ya leano la puo e ka sebediswang ke diyunivesithi e ya hlahlojwa, ho ipapisitswe le ditshwantsho tse tharo tsa leano la puo tsa Weinstein tsa (1990). Ho etswa tlhahiso ya hore diphetoho leanong la puo, di se be kgahlanong le tsela ya phetoho ya mmuso. Leano le akaretsang le ne le ka nna la shebana le taba ena. Sengodi se bolela hore, ha eba le hlaloswa ka nepo, leano le jwalo la puo le se ke la se natse kgaolo ya Molaotheo, hore ha ho hlokahale ho kgomarela maikutlo a hae, moo leano la puo le amehang.

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2003-01-01
2019-08-24

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