Publication details [#58559]

Stell, Gerald. 2014. Social identities in post-Apartheid intergroup communication patterns: linguistic evidence of an emergent nonwhite pan-ethnicity in Namibia? International Journal of the Sociology of Language 230 : 91–114.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


Based upon an interethnic interactions corpus, this paper explores linguistic proof of a rising nonwhite pan-ethnicity in post-colonial Namibia, analyzing patterns of linguistic convergence and separation/maintenance across ethnic combinations (e.g. code-switching patterns concurrently comprising English, Afrikaans, and a Namibian ingroup language). An apparent Nonwhite pan-ethnicity shows signs of a socio-historical disunity between northern and southern ethnicities.