Rhoticity in Black South African English – a sociolinguistic study

@article{Hartmann2009RhoticityIB,
  title={Rhoticity in Black South African English – a sociolinguistic study},
  author={Dieter Hartmann and Sabine Zerbian},
  journal={Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={27},
  pages={135 - 148}
}
Abstract This article investigates the phenomenon of rhoticity in the speech of black speakers of South African English. Historically, South African English is non-rhotic. Thus, any shift towards a rhotic variant is a significant language change. Thirty-nine interviews were conducted with both males and female participants. The two groups were evenly split into more and less affluent groups. It was found that rhoticity in Black South African English is preferentially a female phenomenon, found… 
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