Author : Rhodes University. Dictionary Unit for South African English
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 825 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (15 Download)
Download Free A Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles PDF by Rhodes University. Dictionary Unit for South African English Full Book and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1996 with total page 825 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Dictionary of South African English is the fullest ever study of the English language in South Africa. The result of 25 years of work, this dictionary has been researched and written according to historical principles. However, as well as recording examples of South African English goingback to the sixteenth century, the dictionary also provides an insight into the dramatic political and cultural changes in South Africa's history by examining the country's ever changing language right up to the present day. Research into language has involved the contributions of hundreds ofindividual South Africans, as well as extensive research into all other forms of the written and spoken language. Diverse and informative entries include robot (a traffic light), bakkie (a small truck), bond (a mortgage), and brinjals (aubergines). The dictionary includes such areas as children'sslang, the vocabulary of soldiers, the mines, local music terms, the townships, food, and a detailed look at the complex language of apartheid. English words originating from all the country's groups are recorded, including words from Dutch/Afrikaans, the Malayo-Indonesian languages, the Indian,Khoisan, Nguni, and Sotho languages.