An investigation into current attitudes towards English at the University of the Western Cape

Charlyn Dyers


This work-in-progess paper describes the writer's current research into the language attitudes, preforences and usage of the student speech community at the University of the Western Cape. It specifically looks at responses to questions on English which formed part of a larger survey questionnaire on South African languages, and attempts an analysis of these results.

Hierdie artikel beskryf die huidige navorsing van die skryftter oor die houdings teenoor tale, die verkieslikheid van een taal bo 'n ander en die taalgebruik van studente by die Universiteit van Wes-Kaap/and Dit fokus in die besonder op antwoorde tot vrae oor Engels wat deel was van 'n grater verkennende vrae/ys oor Suid Afrikaanse tale, en poog om hierdie resultate te analiseer.

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