Ana Deumert

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This paper considers the role of multilingualism in health care by drawing on the results of an empirical study conducted in three public hospitals in the Western Cape, South Africa. Data were collected through questionnaires, staff and patient interviews as well as ethnographic observation. The focus is on the large number of isiXhosa-speaking patients who(More)
This paper reports the redevelopment and subsequent evaluation of a unit in dialectology within a foreign language curriculum (German). In doing so it is a case study which serves to offer insight into the student experience of studying linguistics within a foreign language curriculum, the potential of online/electronic pedagogies for the teaching of(More)
In the introduction we have commented on a number of themes or leitmotifs of standardization which can be observed across the individual case studies collected in this volume. The existence of persistent historical commonalities between standard languages has been a central motivation for the construction of cross-linguistic models and the general interest(More)
The idea that standardization constitutes a speciac type of sociolinguistic change which is best investigated on the basis of systematic, historical comparisons is not a new one. However, it has rarely been explored systematically on the basis of comparative analysis. The aim of this book is therefore to provide a comprehensive and comparative introduction(More)
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