AXL4301F Language Contact/Bilingualism


(May not be offered in 2020)

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an honours programme.

Course outline:

This course explores the diverse consequences of language contact and multilingualism, focusing on

themes such as societal and individual multilingualism, language and identity, borrowing, mixing,

language maintenance and shift, language policy and language ideologies, heteroglossia and

hybridity. Readings and discussions will focus on African multilingualism (including the Diaspora)

within a global context.

DP requirements: Submission of all written work and at least 75% attendance at seminars.

Assessment: A research proposal counting 25% and an essay of approximately 6,000 words,

counting 75%.