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A New Typology of Language Contact

John McWhorter

in Language Interrupted: Signs of Non-Native Acquisition in Standard Language Grammars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309805
eISBN:
9780199788378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309805.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter reiterates the qualitative differences in overall structural complexity between the five languages considered in the book and their sister languages, and states that these differences ... More


English: The “Irritation” of Nuance

John McWhorter

in Language Interrupted: Signs of Non-Native Acquisition in Standard Language Grammars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309805
eISBN:
9780199788378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309805.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter explores the difference between English and its sister languages. It shows that in the emergence of Modern English, simplification dominated complexification to a greater extent than in ... More


Electronic lexicography for lesser-resourced languages: The South African context

D. J. Prinsloo

in Electronic Lexicography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654864
eISBN:
9780191745966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Semantics and Pragmatics

In this chapter, it is argued that, generally speaking, electronic dictionaries have not lived up to expectations in terms of replacing paper dictionaries in imaginative ways as predicted in the ... More


Negative changes: three factors and the diachrony of Afrikaans negation

Theresa Biberauer and Hedde Zeijlstra

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter focuses on variation in the modern Afrikaans negation system. Standard Afrikaans (Afrikaans A) is a typologically rare system where multiple negative markers and negative markers ... More


Linguistic contact and near-relative relationships

Robert McColl Millar

in Contact: The Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409087
eISBN:
9781474426787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this chapter the reader is led further into the field of near-relative contact with greater time depth. Insights from the study of creole development are introduced, as is the concept of the ... More


Multiple Sclerosis

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the author's twenty-year study of multiple sclerosis (MS) in South Africa beginning in 1947, which found that MS was relatively common in South Africa among immigrants from ... More


Afrikaans Mixed Adposition Orders as a PF-Linearization Effect *

Mark de Vos

in Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684359
eISBN:
9780191764967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684359.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This paper aims to account for the disharmonic word orders evident in the Afrikaans adpositional paradigm, which like that of Dutch displays head-initial, head-final, and circumpositional orders. ... More


Africa

Dawn D’arcy Nell

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume III: 1896 to 1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199568406
eISBN:
9780191772344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568406.003.0025
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

The first OUP branch in Africa began during the First World War as an agency for London and Clarendon Press books in Cape Town; its manager represented several other British publishers and that ... More


On Being Stuck: Stasis and Situation Tragedy

Andrew van der Vlies

in Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793762
eISBN:
9780191835551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793762.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the representation of impasse in three novels by Ingrid Winterbach, widely fêted in South Africa as one of its leading Afrikaans-language writers: Die boek van toeval en ... More


Ethnicity and Extreme Locality in South Africa’s Multilingual Hip Hop Ciphas

Quentin E. Williams

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter demonstrates how multilingual youth in South Africa´s multilingual Hip Hop ciphas forge a local variety of Hip Hop Nation Language that relies on the strategic and creative use of ... More


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