Show simple item record Bagwasi, M.M. 2011-06-08T12:49:07Z 2011-06-08T12:49:07Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation Bagwasi, M.M. (2003) The functional distribution of Setswana and English in Botswana, Language, Culture and Curriculum, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 212-217 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0790-8318
dc.description.abstract In multilingual societies such as Botswana, language use is an extremely complex matter, further compounded by the fact that the languages involved are themselves dynamic phenomena that often elude the planned outcomes of policies which try to shape and constrain them. The paper describes the functional distribution of the national language Setswana, spoken as a mother tongue by 80% of the population, and English, the official language in Botswana. The role of the two languages is outlined, with particular regard to cultural identity, on the one hand, and social and economic status on the other. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Multilingual Matters and Channel View Publications, http://www.multilingual en_US
dc.subject Distribution of Setswana and English en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Language en_US
dc.title The functional distribution of Setswana and English in Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US

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