Language in Cape Town"s District Six

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Oxford University Press , Oxford, New York
Bilingualism -- South Africa -- Cape Town., Languages in contact -- South Africa -- Cape Town., Afrikaans language -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- Cape Town., English language -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- Cape Town., Afrikaans language -- Spoken Afrikaans -- South Africa -- Cape Town., English language -- Spoken English -- South Africa -- Cape Town., Working class -- South Africa -- Cape Town -- Language., District Six (Cape Town, South Af
StatementKay McCormick.
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LC ClassificationsP115.5.S6 M33 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 253 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17929657M
ISBN 100198235542
LC Control Number2002035561

The book is a sociolinguistic case study of District Six, an inner-city neighbourhood in Cape Town characterized by language mixing and switching of English and Afrikaans. Its early inhabitants.

Summary The book is a sociolinguistic case study of District Six, an inner-city neighbourhood in Cape Town characterized by language mixing and switching of English and Afrikaans. Its early inhabitants included indigenous people, freed slaves of African and Asian origin, and.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages: maps ; 25 cm: Contents: 1. Introduction A History of Language Contact in the Cape Town Area Perceptions of District Six: The Place and its People Field Work in the Focal Neighbourhood The Chapel Street Neighbourhood and its Codes Code Choices in the Family, the Neighbourhood, the.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, xv + pp. Kay McCormick's book is a multifaceted analysis of language norms and language practices in the bilingual District Six of Cape Town (South Africa).Author: Pol Cuvelier.

The area known as District Six got its name from having been the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in Its earlier unofficial name was Kanaldorp, a name supposedly derived from the the series of canals running across the city, some of which had to be crossed in order to reach the District (kanaal is the Afrikaans for ‘canal’.) Over time, some people called District Six Kanaladorp.

District Six (Afrikaans Distrik Ses) is a former inner-city residential area in Cape Town, South 60, of its inhabitants were forcibly removed during the s by the apartheid regime.

The area of District Six is now partly divided between the suburbs of Walmer Estate, Zonnebloem, and Lower Vrede, while the rest is undeveloped land. [citation needed. The Real District 9: Cape Town's District Six.

By Scott C. Johnson On 8/26/09 at PM EDT. Share. World. Science fiction has always provided the best metaphors for isolation and anomie. D D istrict Six was established inone of six districts in Cape Town. The area, on the outskirts of the inner city was vibrant, colourful and crowded.

District Six was a vibrant centre with close links to the city and the port. By the beginning of the 20 th century, however, the process of removals and marginalisation had begun.

This book accompanied the exhibition that was held at the South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town, in The book and exhibition set out to capture the lives of the Jews who lived in District Six, and makes extensive use of personal memoirs and a series of interviews conducted in the early s by the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and.

District Six Guesthouse Cape Town - The business District Six Guesthouse is a 3-star accommodation featuring a laundry room, concierge service and tour/ticket assistance. It contains 12 en-suite. “District Six is a blot which the government has cleaned up and will continue to clear up.”[i] - P.W Botha The memory of District Six, also known as Kanaladorp [ii] (kanala is a Malay word meaning ‘help one another’), is marked by the event of 11 February On this day the district was declared a White area under the Group Areas Act of the Apartheid government.

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About District Six Museum. When the apartheid government swooped on District Six, Cape Town inforcibly removing its occupants and declaring the area a "whites-only" zone, the rich fabric of an impoverished but vibrant community was torn to 60 people were wrenched from their homes, livelihoods, community centres and societal networks, and relocated to the bleak plains of.

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The sun sets over the minaret of a mosque in Cape Town's District 6 area, November 5, Of the one-billion global followers of Islam, more than million live in Africa and the religion is continuing to find growing numbers of converts on the continent. The remaining area of District 6 is still undeveloped.

Here are some useful facts about District 6 to notice: Facts about District 6 1: the official name in Inthe official name selected for the area was the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town. Facts about District 6 2: the boundary. To the west of District 6, you can spot Tennant.

District Six is one of Cape Town’s most politically and historically important suburbs. It’s also known as Zonnebloem, or sometimes the East City.

It has a turbulent history, which reached a pinnacle in the 70’s and 80’s. Prior to the 70’s, it was a vibrant mixed race community. % Free travel guide. More than 14 languages supported.

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District Six Museum can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least /K TripAdvisor reviews. Cape Town - The second engagement the City held with residents and interested parties of District Six got off to a rocky start after residents demanded that the City halt its local spatial.

Between Table Mountain and Cape Town's Foreshore and to the east of the city centre, lies a neglected and desolate area called Zonnebloem. Fifty years ago Zonnebloem was known as District Six. In those days, it was a place of joy and sorrow, desperation and hope; a place where the community shared its sadness and gladness, its.

District Six Museum. When the apartheid government swooped on District Six, Cape Town inforcibly removing its occupants and declaring the area a "whites-only" zone, the rich fabric of an impoverished but vibrant community was torn to shreds.

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The different stories of people who lived in District Six are an essential part of the museum. The museum displays a ‘displaced community remembered’. The museum in the heart of Cape Town attempts to re-bridge the soul of the District Six ex-residents ‘and provide a different interpretation of the past’.

The museum displays first-hand. District Six, or “Distrik Ses” in Afrikaans, was a bohemian, mixed neighborhood in every sense of the word. It was crowded with a multiracial blend of working class people, Jews, Muslims, and.

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Google "District Six" -wikipedia and the first page worth of hits is dominated by the Cape Town district. District Six, Cape Town gotpage views last year, compared to 1, for District Six (album). The Ho Chi Minh City district is always District 6, never District Six.

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