Hans-Volker Gretschel's scientific contributions

Publications (4)

Article
Since the 'wind of change' blew over the Republic of South Africa Afrikaans has come under increasing pressure. No longer are Apartheid politicians in a position to impose their language on black South Africans who prefer to be taught and speak English. Afrikaans has never been a 'whites only' language. Early Boer patriots at the end of the 19(th)...

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... The term Südwesterdeutsch ('South-Westerners' German'), which relates to the former colonial name of Namibia, i.e. Südwestafrika ('South-West Africa'), was in wide circulation prior to and immediately after Namibia gained independence in 1990 (see, e.g., Gretschel 1984Gretschel , 1995Pütz 1991;Böhm 2003: 563). Although the term is nowadays considered politically incorrect, it continues to be used in Namibia, albeit less frequently. ...