Language Learning, Power, Race and Identity

Language Learning, Power, Race and Identity

This book investigates the strategies and identities of colonials who have learned the languages of colonised people, using the context of isiXhosa in South Africa. While power in language learning research has traditionally focused on the powerful native speaker and the relatively disempowered learner, this book studies the inverse, where elites are the language learners. The author analyses the life histories of four white South Africans who acquired isiXhosa during… (more)

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Publisher: Multilingual Matters (June 29, 2015)

Collection: Encounters

Language: English


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