Publication details [#52974]

Stell, Gerald. 2010. Ethnicity in linguistic variation: White and coloured identities in Afrikaans-English code-switching. Pragmatics 20 (3) : 425–447.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
International Pragmatics Association
Journal DOI


This study explores to what extent there may exist ethnic norms of Afrikaans-English code-switching, and if so, whether code-switching is deployed differently in the negotiation of White and Coloured identities. Despite evident differences, both samples exhibit a clear correlation between monolingual English usage and joining ‘New South African values’.