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Bylund, Emanuel. 2014. Unomathotholo or i-radio? Factors predicting the use of English loanwords among L1 isiXhosa–L2 English bilinguals. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 35 (2) : 105–120.
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This paper explores what individual background factors enhance or decrease the use of English loanwords in L1 isiXhosa–L2 English bilinguals residing in Cape Town, employing a picture naming task and a background survey. A small positive impact of isiXhosa presence in primary and secondary schools on isiXhosa use was also discerned.