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Title:Language, identity and English education in South Africa
Editors:MacKinney, Carolyn
Soudien, CrainISNI
Periodical:The English Academy Review (ISSN 1753-5360)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:language usage
English language
languages of instruction
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/racr20/24/2
Abstract:The speed with which South Africa has had to deal with economic liberalization, political freedom and social development has forced many South Africans into having to rethink their identities. There is a sense in which this identity formation is a fraught experience. This is particularly the case with respect to race and class, and it takes expression in the language practices of individuals and groups. The articles in this special issue show the contradictory nature of this development. Contributions: 'If I speak English, does it make me less black anyway?': 'race' and English in South African desegregated schools, by Carolyn McKinney; 'I don't know ... it contradicts': identity construction and the use of English by high school learners in a desegregated school space, by George Makubalo; ''Mina 'ngumZulu phaqa'': language and identity among multilingual grade 9 learners at a private desegregated high school in South Africa, by Nomakhalipha Nongogo; Language, discourses and identity construction in a multilingual South African primary school, by Pinky Makoe; Reconciliation pedagogy, identity and community funds of knowledge: borderwork in South African classrooms, by Ana Ferreira and Hilary Janks; A space to write: the construction of the writing subject in early schooling, by Kerryn Dixon; Dinner party guests and guys around a fire: co-existing cultural conceptions of/in school writing, by Monica Hendricks; Critical reflections on the role of identity on two respondents' formative assessment practices, by Wilhelm Meyer and Penny Niven. [ASC Leiden abstract]