Language Standardization and Language Change: The Dynamics of Cape Dutch
John Benjamins Publishing, 1 jan. 2004 - 361 pagina's
Language Standardization and Language Change describes the formation of an early standard norm at the Cape around 1900. The processes of variant reduction and sociolinguistic focusing which accompanied the early standardization history of Afrikaans (or 'Cape Dutch' as it was then called) are analysed within the broad methodological framework of corpus linguistics and variation analysis. Multivariate statistical techniques (cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling and PCA) are used to model the emergence of linguistic uniformity in the Cape Dutch speech community. The book also examines language contact and creolization in the early settlement, the role of Afrikaner nationalism in shaping language attitudes and linguistic practices, and the influence of English. As a case study in historical sociolinguistics the book calls into question the traditional view of the emergence of an Afrikaans standard norm, and advocates a strongly sociolinguistic, speaker-orientated approach to language history in general, and standardization studies in particular.
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ablaut acrolectal adjective Afrikaans forms Apocope basilectal Besten BrŁmmer C. P. Hoogenhout Cape Dutch Correspondence Cape Dutch Vernacular Cape Town Chapter cluster analysis cluster II colonial component Conradie Corpus of Cape Creole creole languages cultural described dialect diglossia diglossic Donaldson early emerging English Euclidean distances example F. S. Malan Figure frequency gender German historical hulle individuals infinitive inflectional interpreted Katie Van Huyssteen Khoe language change language contact language standardization letters lexical linguistic loss marker meisje mesolectal metropolitan Dutch modern Afrikaans morphological morphosyntactic multidimensional scaling negation neuter niet nineteenth century non-standard noun past participle patterns person plural phonological Pidgin Ponelis present tense preterite pronoun Raidt regularization relative Roberge SAL-MSC Scholtz semantic slaves social sociolinguistic South African speakers speech community spoken standard language statistically structure syntactic t-apocope Taal Table texts third person singular tion uninflected variables variation varieties verbal writers