AXL4301F Language Contact/Bilingualism

24 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: Professor A Deumert

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an Honours or Master’s 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 8,000 words, counting 75%.