Publication details [#60215]

Makalela, Leketi. 2015. Translanguaging practices in complex multilingual spaces: A discontinuous continuity in post-independent South Africa. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2015 (234) : 115–132.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


Drawing on sociolinguistics of mobility and translanguaging concepts, this paper debates how classic language lines in student interactions from five Johannesburg townships, have been replaced by a hybrid variety, referred to as kasi-taal. There is also a high level of mutual understanding between Sotho and Nguni language clusters.