n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Die breë debat (1994-2005) oor die toekoms van Afrikaans : enkele temas en inisiatiewe

Supplement 1
  • ISSN : 0041-4751


This article focuses on some of the most prominent themes and initiatives on Afrikaans that have emerged during the period 1994-2005. On the one hand, a short overview is given of the kind of pressure Afrikaans had to withstand during this period and on the other hand, pertinent themes are discussed. One of the most prominent initiatives that emerged from the Afrikaans Language Conference convened in August 2004, has been the effect on the Afrikaans debate since this conference. The heated debate regarding the importance of mother tongue education and the role it plays in current language discussions is highlighted as a central theme.

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