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Title:One title, two languages: investigating the trend of publishing adult non-fiction titles in English and Afrikaans during 2010-2014 in the South African trade market
Authors:Möller, Jana
Buitendach, Samantha
Year:2015
Periodical:Communicatio: South African journal for communication theory and research (ISSN 1753-5379)
Volume:41
Issue:2
Pages:153-174
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:publishing
English language
Afrikaans language
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/02500167.2015.1070187
Abstract:This article investigates the publication of titles in English and Afrikaans, one title published in two languages, by looking specifically at three publishers in South Africa: LAPA Uitgewers, Jacana Media and NB Publishers. The article examines why some books are more likely to be published bilingually than others in the sector of trade non-fiction for adults specifically. Bilingual publications from the period 2010-2014 are investigated in order to examine this phenomenon over a relatively recent period of time. The research determines what the reasons are for publishers to publish in both languages, how the decision-making process takes place, and whether the timing of publishing bilingual titles plays a significant role in their publishing strategy. By investigating the reasons publishers use to make their decisions, the possible future of this trend is predicted. Information was collected through an investigation of available literature and also through interviews with key role players at the publishing houses. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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