Harmonizing South African Sotho Language Varieties: Lessons From Reading Proficiency Assessment

  title={Harmonizing South African Sotho Language Varieties: Lessons From Reading Proficiency Assessment},
  author={Leketi Makalela},
  journal={International Multilingual Research Journal},
  pages={120 - 133}
  • L. Makalela
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • International Multilingual Research Journal
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