n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Die publiekregtelike hantering van meertaligheid

Supplement 1
  • ISSN : 0041-4751


This contribution starts with an overview of the influence the idea of the state and state formation had on the politics of language over time and how it contributed to the instrumentalisation of language in the interest of specific political ideals. This is contrasted with the attempts at accommodating multilingualism in modern times under the influence of the constitutional democracy ideal. Against this background developments in South Africa under the new constitutional dispensation are analysed and commented on.

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