Pre-emigration Reflections: Afrikaans speakers moving to New Zealand

De Klerk, V.A. and Barkhuizen, G. (2004) Pre-emigration Reflections: Afrikaans speakers moving to New Zealand. Southern African Journal of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 22 (3-4). pp. 99-109. ISSN 1607-3614




This article reports on the pre-emigration reflections of 15 Afrikaans speakers, all of whom were in the final stages of preparing to emigrate to New Zealand. The study explores the linguistic histories of the participants, their attitudes to their mother tongue (Afrikaans) and to English, and their views on South Africa's language policy and how it has influenced their decisions to leave the country. The paper also offers a view on possible long-term linguistic outcomes for these families.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:language; Afrikaans emigrants; Afrikaans speakers; linguistic attitudes; linguistic histories; linguistic outcomes; mother tongue; language policy; emigration; New Zealand
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > English Language and Linguistics
ID Code:730
Deposited On:29 Jun 2007
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