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Department of Afrikaans


Welcome to the Department of Afrikaans

The Department of Afrikaans at UP focuses on the way in which language makes meaning possible, how one understands oneself and the world around one, and how one gives meaning to one’s existence. The way in which one gives meaning to the world is examined through the study of language and literature. This study, as is always the case when experiencing art, is satisfying and fun on the one hand, while it supplies one with tools to critically examine the way in which meaning is created on the other hand. 

While the study of the Afrikaans language and literature therefore contributes to the broad creative foundation of the humanities, which is important for any career, it also offers one a very specific view of the world in the context of a language which originated at the southern point of Africa. 



 

 

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Eerste boek oor Afrikaanse taalkunde in 25 jaar - 13/03/2014
From Department of Afrikaans

Pas het daar by Van Schaik ʼn nuwe Afrikaanse taalkundeboek, KontemporÍre Afrikaanse Taalkunde, verskyn.

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