Stephanie Rudwick

List of John Benjamins publications for which Stephanie Rudwick plays a role.


While many universities in the world are making provisions to include the English language in their institutional structure, the South African University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is opposing the hegemony of English in its institution. The University has launched a language policy and planning (LPP)… read more | Article
Since 1994, the term ‘African’ has increasingly become a contested reference label in post-apartheid South Africa, as numerous ‘white’ South Africans have appropriated it in self-reference, much to the disapproval of a significant number of ‘black’ people. In this chapter I examine what it means to… read more | Article
Rudwick, Stephanie 2013 Chapter 11. Gendered linguistic choices among isiZulu-speaking women in contemporary South AfricaGender and Language in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tradition, struggle and change, Atanga, Lilian Lem, Sibonile Edith Ellece, Lia Litosseliti and Jane Sunderland (eds.), pp. 233–251
This paper addresses how young Zulu women choose two different isiZulu varieties, isiTsotsi and isiHlonipho, in order to construct ‘modern’ and ‘traditional’ femininities in South Africa. Based on semi-ethnographic data gathered over a period of six years (2004–2010), the paper explores how… read more | Article
While there are several comprehensive studies on “language and ethnicity” (Gudykunst 1988, Dow 1991, Fishman 2001, Joseph 2004) there is only one recent comprehensive study (Fought 2006) which focuses on how variation within a language is significant in the expression of ethnic identity. This study… read more | Article
This study examines how South Africans construct and negotiate racial identities in written commentaries via a forum of the Mail@Guardian website Thought Leader in response to a blog by Ndumiso Ngcobo entitled “I’m a coconut and I am proud of it – say it with me.” Ngcobo’s ironic opinion piece,… read more | Article