Sprachenpolitik und die Rolle der Fremdsprachen (Deutsch) in Südafrika

Carlotta Von Maltzan


Taking multilingualism in South Africa into account, this paper investigates language policy, language

usage and the role of foreign languages, especially German, within the context of processes of

transformation at universities since 1994, i.e. after the end of Apartheid. It is argued that foreign

languages find themselves caught in the battle between ideology and practice and have to forge a new

direction for themselves.

Keywords: Schlüsselbegriffe: Sprachenpolitik, Südafrika, Rolle der Fremdsprachen, Deutsch, Universitäten in Südafrika, Bildung

language policy, South Africa, role of foreign languages, German, South African


universities, education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5842/38-0-66


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