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The Resource Learning Zulu : a secret history of language in South Africa, Mark Sanders

Learning Zulu : a secret history of language in South Africa, Mark Sanders

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Learning Zulu : a secret history of language in South Africa
Title
Learning Zulu
Title remainder
a secret history of language in South Africa
Statement of responsibility
Mark Sanders
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why are you learning Zulu?" When Mark Sanders began studying the language, he was often asked this question. In Learning Zulu, Sanders places his own endeavors within a wider context to uncover how, in the past 150 years of South African history, Zulu became a battleground for issues of property, possession, and deprivation. Sanders combines elements of analysis and memoir to explore a complex cultural history. Perceiving that colonial learners of Zulu saw themselves as repairing harm done to Africans by Europeans, Sanders reveals deeper motives at work in the development of Zulu-language learning--from the emergence of the pidgin Fanagalo among missionaries and traders in the nineteenth century to widespread efforts, in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, to teach a correct form of Zulu. Sanders looks at the white appropriation of Zulu language, music, and dance in South African culture, and at the association of Zulu with a martial masculinity. In exploring how Zulu has come to represent what is most properly and powerfully African, Sanders examines differences in English- and Zulu-language press coverage of an important trial, as well as the role of linguistic purism in xenophobic violence in South Africa. Through one person's efforts to learn the Zulu language, Learning Zulu explores how a language's history and politics influence all individuals in a multilingual society
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sanders, Mark
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Translation/transnation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zulu language
  • Language policy
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Language policy
  • Zulu language
  • South Africa
Label
Learning Zulu : a secret history of language in South Africa, Mark Sanders
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index
  • Translation / Transnation
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Learn More Zulu
  • Chapter 2. A Teacher's Novels
  • Chapter 3. Ipi Tombi
  • Chapter 4. 100% Zulu Boy
  • Chapter 5. 2008
Control code
ocn932463972
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400881086
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400881086
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 880364
  • 22573/ctv3f9t6k
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)932463972
Label
Learning Zulu : a secret history of language in South Africa, Mark Sanders
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index
  • Translation / Transnation
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Learn More Zulu
  • Chapter 2. A Teacher's Novels
  • Chapter 3. Ipi Tombi
  • Chapter 4. 100% Zulu Boy
  • Chapter 5. 2008
Control code
ocn932463972
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400881086
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400881086
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 880364
  • 22573/ctv3f9t6k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)932463972

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