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Influence of Sepitori on standard Setswana of its home language learners at three Tshwane townships

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Title Influence of Sepitori on standard Setswana of its home language learners at three Tshwane townships
 
Creator Wagner, Valencia K. Ditsele, Thabo Makgato, Mary M.
 
Subject Sociolinguistics home language; standard variety; mixed language; Setswana; Sepitori.
Description This article established how a mixed language spoken as a lingua franca by black residents of Tshwane, known as Sepitori, influenced learners who studied Setswana as a home language at three high schools in GaRankuwa, Mabopane and Soshanguve; all these three townships are located north of Pretoria’s central business district. Data were gathered from 90 learners (30 from each school) and six Setswana educators from the same schools. Learners wrote an essay in Setswana on an interesting and contemporary topic ‘free education for all university students’, while educators were interviewed individually. Data analysis showed that Sepitori significantly influenced the written output of learners. Some educators were adamant that it was unreasonable to wish away Sepitori in Setswana classrooms because learners and many educators (regardless of the subjects they taught) ordinarily spoke Sepitori at the three townships be it at school or at home.
 
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Date 2020-03-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — — Content analysis; Interview
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/lit.v41i1.1653
 
Source Literator; Vol 41, No 1 (2020); 7 pages Literator; Vol 41, No 1 (2020); 7 pages 2219-8237 0258-2279
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://literator.org.za/index.php/literator/article/view/1653/3163 https://literator.org.za/index.php/literator/article/view/1653/3162 https://literator.org.za/index.php/literator/article/view/1653/3164 https://literator.org.za/index.php/literator/article/view/1653/3161
 
Coverage Greater Pretoria; Tshwane; Gauteng — Sex; Location of nurture; Language proficiency
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Valencia K. Wagner, Thabo Ditsele, Mary M. Makgato https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0