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Book Launch: Anderson Lucas da Silva Macedo: Ethno-Linguistic Identity of the Post-Apartheid Colored Generation in Cape Town - Research Factory B/ORDERS IN MOTION


Anfangsdatum:
22.05.2024 16:15

Enddatum:
22.05.2024 17:45

Ort:
Online via Zoom


Book Launch: Anderson Lucas da Silva Macedo: Ethno-Linguistic Identity of the Post-Apartheid Colored Generation in Cape Town
With: Anderson Lucas da Silva Macedo (Universidade Federal Fluminense)
          Prof. Dr. Konstanze Jungbluth (Chair of Pragmatics and Contrastive Linguistics, EUV)

The book presents the results of an empirical study on the relationship between Afrikaans language, identity and ethnicity from the perspective of sociolinguistics. More specifically, it deals with the Coloureds of Cape Town born after the end of apartheid (in 1994). As a methodological approach, several interviews were conducted in order to find out, from the point of view of the South Africans themselves, how these relationships take place and socially occur. The linguistic variety of Afrikaans known as Kaaps (spoken by the Coloureds) became one of the most important points of discussion since it reflects the identity of the group referred. Issues such as linguistic choices, ethnic and linguistic prejudice, as well as rejection of non-standard forms of speech came to the fore in the research.

Launch of: Anderson Lucas da Silva Macedo: Ethno-Linguistic Identity of the Post-Apartheid Colored Generation in Cape Town (Linguistic Construction of Social Boundaries: Identities and Belonging, Vol. 11). Berlin: Peter Lang, 2024.