Ellen Hurst-Harosh

Ellen Hurst-Harosh

University of Cape Town
Ellen Hurst

Ellen Hurst-Harosh is associate professor in the Humanities Education Development Unit at the University of Cape Town.

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African Youth Language Research: Stylects and Decolonial Practice
January 14, 2022 | 9:00 AM

This paper outlines a significant field of research which has emerged in recent years across the African continent. The research focuses on the language practices of African youth, including registers, sociolects, ‘stylects,’ and urban vernaculars. There are a substantial number of scholars working in the field who are based in African academic institutions, as well as ongoing collaborations between Africa-based researchers and researchers of African youth language practices in the global North.

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