Per Linguam

Per Linguam is a peer-reviewed and accredited academic journal published by the University of Stellenbosch and managed by the Department of Curriculum Studies in the Faculty of Education. The journal focuses on topics related to language learning and applied linguistics, as well as issues related to multilingualism and educational psychology.

Per Linguam welcomes previously unpublished articles on topics of interest to teachers, researchers, academics, language practitioners or anyone involved in applied language studies.

Vol 31, No 1 (2015): Special Edition

This special issue deals with aspects of language politics in relation to multilingualism and education in Africa. It presents case studies that highlight strategies for enhancing the status and role of African languages in education and the judiciary in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ghana. Some of the broad questions that are discussed in this issue are:  Why should all higher education students learn at least one African language? How should multiple languages be taught in multilingual classes? What is the current sociolinguistic status and role of African languages at universities? What is the impact of language choice in the administration of justice in courts?

Table of Contents


Preface PDF
Maxwell Kadenge


Foundation Phase student teachers' views towards learning isiXhosa in the B Ed Teacher Education programme PDF
Nokhanyo Mayaba 1-14
Translanguaging as a vehicle for epistemic access: cases for reading comprehension and multilingual interactions PDF
Leketi Makalela 15-29
"Where art thou Sesotho?": Exploring the linguistic landscape of Wits University PDF
Maxwell Kadenge 30-45
Language policy implementation in South African universities vis-a-vis the speakers of indigenous African languages' perception PDF
Davie Elias Mutasa 46-59
Community support - the missing link in indigenous language promotion in South Africa? PDF
Ke Yu, Siphesihle Dumisa 60-73
Impact of perception and attitude towards the study of African languages on Human Resource needs: A case for Zimbabwe PDF
Ruth Babra Gora, Davie Elias Mutasa 74-88
Ghana language-in-education policy: The survival of two South Guan minority dialects PDF
Mercy Akrofi Ansah, Nana Ama Agyeman 89-104
The impact of additions in Shona and English consecutively-interpreted rape trials in Zimbabwean courtrooms PDF
Paul Svongoro 105-120

ISSN 2224-0012 (online); ISSN 0259-2312 (print)

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