n Acta Academica - Preface : applied multilingualism

Supplement 2
  • ISSN : 0587-2405


Extracted from text ... i Preface: Applied multilingualism Human diversity is a reality which poses both unique and similar challenges in countries world-wide, although their scope and intensity varies. In South Africa, multilingualism is a manifestation of the country's diversity which, on the one hand, has the potential to undermine democracy, but on the other hand, could facilitate development of the creativity and resourcefulness of the people of the country, with their rich variety of cultures. For the first time in the history of South Africa the Constitution of the country includes a Bill of Rights. What is particularly exciting for sociolinguists, language practitioners ..

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