Format: Print Length
Publisher: Multilingual Matters; 1 edition (July 1, 2016)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 9.6 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
The appointment of Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa in 1994 signalled the tip of apartheid and transition to a brand new democratic structure. This ebook stories discursive traits through the first 20 years of the hot democracy, outlining the highlights and demanding situations of reworking coverage, perform and discursive formations. The booklet analyses a variety of discourses which sign how and by means of what methods the linguistic panorama and identities of South Africa’s population have replaced during this time, discovering that struggles in South African politics pass hand in hand with shifts within the linguistic panorama. In a rustic now characterized through multilingualism, heteroglossia, polyphony and translanguaging, the writer debates the place the discourse practices of these born post-1994 could lead on.