The Resource A Dictionary of South African English on historical principles, managing editor Penny Silva ; editors Wendy Dore ... [et al.]

A Dictionary of South African English on historical principles, managing editor Penny Silva ; editors Wendy Dore ... [et al.]

Label
A Dictionary of South African English on historical principles
Title
A Dictionary of South African English on historical principles
Statement of responsibility
managing editor Penny Silva ; editors Wendy Dore ... [et al.]
Title variation
South African English
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles provides a unique historical record of the development of English in a multilingual and multicultural society. The result of the fullest and most detailed research ever undertaken into the history of English in South Africa, it documents the English language as it has developed within all of the country's communities. Coverage extends from the sixteenth century right up to the present day, providing fascinating information about the country's history, as well as revealing the unique character of today's South Africa and its people. 47,000 quotations illustrate 5,000 entries covering all forms of the written word, historical and contemporary, as well as the spoken word of broadcasting and everyday conversation. The Dictionary records words derived from the many languages which have influenced English in South Africa, including Dutch/Afrikaans, and the Malayo-Indonesian, Indian, Khoisan, Nguni, and Sotho languages
  • A wide range of everyday words and phrases is listed, including brinjal (aubergine), bakkie (small truck), bond (mortgage), robot (traffic light), and on a tickey (accurately). Coverage also includes children's language (dabbies, ghoen, and schloep), soldiers' slang (roofie and vasbyt), the language of the townships (mellow yellow, spaza, and stokvel), local music vocabulary (kwela, mbaqanga, and sakkie-sakkie), and mining terms (cocopan, cheesa-stick, mine-dump, and blue-ground). The official language of apartheid is explored in detail with entries such as group areas, endorse out, and immorality
Cataloging source
NjR
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE3451
LC item number
.D53 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Silva, Penny
  • Rhodes University
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Label
A Dictionary of South African English on historical principles, managing editor Penny Silva ; editors Wendy Dore ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxix, 825 p.
Isbn
9780198631538
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u981154-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJR-4246
  • 06405
  • (OCoLC)35662626
Label
A Dictionary of South African English on historical principles, managing editor Penny Silva ; editors Wendy Dore ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxix, 825 p.
Isbn
9780198631538
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u981154-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJR-4246
  • 06405
  • (OCoLC)35662626

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