Linguistic liminality in the early years of school: Urban South African children ‘betwixt and between’1 languages of learning

@inproceedings{Henning2012LinguisticLI,
  title={Linguistic liminality in the early years of school: Urban South African children ‘betwixt and between’1 languages of learning},
  author={Elizabeth Henning and Graham Anthony Dampier},
  year={2012}
}
This article is about an investigation into the English spoken language competence of 144 first graders in two urban (‘township’) schools in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. The study was conducted from an anthropological and a cognitive developmental perspective. In one school isiZulu and Sesotho are used mainly as medium of instruction, while in the other school the language of teaching and learning is English. The inquiry is part of longitudinal panel research in which children’s… CONTINUE READING

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