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n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Moet Afrikaans geherstandaardiseer word? : navorsings- en oorsigartikels : Afrikaanse kaleidoskoop - bestekopname en standpunte

Volume 54, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0041-4751

Abstract


Given the international tendency towards democracy, the relevance of standard languages, which are undeniably ideological and discriminatory in nature, is increasingly being questioned. In the Afrikaans speech community the legitimacy of Standard Afrikaans has been questioned since the 1980s due to its association with apartheid. In recent times this awareness of the politicisation of Standard Afrikaans has led some Afrikaans linguists to ask the question whether or not Afrikaans should be restandardised. In an attempt to provide an answer to this question, this paper investigates whether or not restandardisation is desirable from a sociolinguistic viewpoint. This is done by giving an overview of why Standard Afrikaans is not seen as being representative of the entire Afrikaans speech community since the 1980s, why it is necessary that the standard be redefined, and lastly, what the restandardisation of Afrikaans would entail in outline.

Dit word gedoen deur eerstens 'n oorsig te gee oor die redes waarom Standaardafrikaans veral sedert die 1980's nie as verteenwoordigend van die totale Afrikaanse spraakgemeenskap beskou word nie. Drie redes word hiervoor aangevoer, waaronder die oormatige vernederlandsing van Afrikaans tydens standaardisering, die miskenning van die Engelse invloed op Afrikaans deur middel van anglisismejag, en die miskenning en uitsluiting van ander variëteite van Afrikaans gedurende die standaardiseringsproses.

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2014-12-01
2019-12-06

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