Posted on September 09, 2019
The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
Eish, but is it English? Celebrating the South African variety by Rajend Mesthrie with Jeanne Hromnik.
South African English is unique and is made up of several varieties. This entertaining and informative book looks at the forms of English spoken here, where they come from and how they fit into the spectrum world of Englishes. The book explores the influence of Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa and other languages on English as it is spoken in the diverse context of South Africa. It considers the social implications of language, questions notions of correctness and incorrectness, and celebrates South African English for its innovations and expressiveness. Eish, but is it English? Is a book for everyone who is interested in the way we use language and make it our own.
Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/754724561
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.
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