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Die mites oor Afrikaans: ’n inleidende beskouing oor die persepsie van Afrikaans as onderdrukkerstaal

M. Verhoef
Literator | Vol 20, No 2 | a480 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v20i2.480 | © 1999 M. Verhoef | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 April 1999 | Published: 26 April 1999

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M. Verhoef, Skool vir Tale, Vaaldrlehoekkampus, Potchefstroomse Unlversiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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Myths about Afrikaans: A preliminary reflection on the perception of Afrikaans as language of oppression
The myths surrounding Afrikaans have developed over a period of time and can be seen as unjustified assumptions which are generally accepted. The aim with this article is to provide a generic theoretical framework against which perceptions of languages can be assessed. Particular attention is also given to the analysis of the prominent stereotyped opinion of Afrikaans as language of oppression according to the given theoretical paradigm.

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