publication . Other literature type . 2017

"We call it Springbok-German!": language contact in the German communities in South Africa.

Franke, Katharina;
  • Published: 15 Jan 2017
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Abstract
Varieties of German are spoken all over the world, some of which have been maintained for prolonged periods of time. As a result, these transplanted varieties often show traces of the ongoing language contact as specific to their particular context. This thesis explores one such transplanted German language variety – Springbok- German – as spoken by a small subset of German Lutherans in South Africa. Specifically, this study takes as its focus eight rural German communities across two South African provinces, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, which were founded in the second half of the 19th century. The study employs a broadly ethnographic approach and integrates p...
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free text keywords: Uncategorized, religion and language, 2009, 1959.1/68398, thesis(doctorate), language contact, ethno-religious communities, language change, open access, monash:8322, german language variety, ethesis-20090409-082435
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publication . Other literature type . 2017

"We call it Springbok-German!": language contact in the German communities in South Africa.

Franke, Katharina;