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The usage of African languages in three selected contemporary German novels set in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Jordaan, Doret
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-23T08:50:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-23T08:50:21Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Spruyt, M., 2010. Umberto Eco’s The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana: A conduit for culture, consciousness and cognition. Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(1), pp.1-6. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-2815
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1960
dc.description Peer reviewed article published under Inkanyiso, Volume 2, Issue 1, Jan 2010, p. 7 - 12 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper will focus on the use of indigenous African languages as well as the acquisition of language as a motif in selected contemporary German novels set in Africa. The aim of this paper is to show where the portrayal of indigenous languages fits into the quest for high sale figures as the German contemporary novel set in Africa aims to provide the greatest amount of entertainment to the largest number of readers (cf. Nusser 2000:13; Jordaan 2008:31). The word ‘contemporary’ refers to approximately the last ten years and ‘German’ to novels written in the German language, i.e. novels from Switzerland (for example) are also included. The nature, quantity and function of utterances from three selected contemporary German novels will be presented, in order to show how the use of African languages in these novels can create, perpetuate and resolve suspense in the plot. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject African languages en_US
dc.subject German novels set in Africa en_US
dc.subject indigenous African languages en_US
dc.subject Ein Land das Himmel heißt, en_US
dc.title The usage of African languages in three selected contemporary German novels set in Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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