Black South African English

Whereas the segregative and oppressive practices of apartheid had led to the development of a relatively homogenous second language variety, BlSAfE is today becoming slightly more diffuse. This reflects a new diversity of lifestyles, and educational and cultural mixing. English is not only the main language of a multilingual Black elite, but is even making inroads into some homes. For some children English has become their first language. Like elsewhere, an indigenised (or nativised) form of English is likely to develop.

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