South African Language Rights Monitor 2005

South African Language Rights Monitor 2005

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The South African Language Rights Monitor (SALRM) Project surveys the mainstream newspapers of South Africa with a view to compile annual reports on the developments on the language front in the country. While the main focus is on language rights and language (rights) activism, the yearly Monitor also covers other language-related problems, including name changes, as well as aspects of language promotion. For anybody interested in subjects ranging from the (proposed) renaming of Bloemfontein, Louis Trichardt, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg International Airport to the incident of Johann Rupert withdrawing his advertisements from a British magazine, and from the saga on mother-tongue education at schools to the language policy in the judicial system and the success of the South African films Yesterday and U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, the SALRM 2005 provides a rich source of information. The SALRM Project is housed in the Department of Language Management and Language Practice at the University of the Free State.An increasing number of pupils are using this a€œmodern and quicka€ writing style instead of correct English/Afrikaans (The Citizen, 26/02/2005; ... It was noticed by a language expert that there were at least 120 language errors in the paper, including grammatical errors, incorrect ... in order to determine how this test had come to be presented to thousands of Grade 11 learners (Sunday Times, 16/10/ 2005).

Title:South African Language Rights Monitor 2005
Author: Johan Lubbe, Theo du Plessis, Elbie Truter
Publisher:AFRICAN SUN MeDIA - 2011-11-01

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