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Emotiewe taalgebruik in geselekteerde Afrikaanse tekste.

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. C.J. Conradie en_US
dc.contributor.author Sebeka, Motlaupi Eldrina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-13T12:16:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-13T12:16:48Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-13
dc.date.submitted 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5564
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract Emotive language is found is various sectors of grammar, and occurs'for instance in words, affixes, fixed expressions and certain syntactic constructions, and is, indicative of the speaker's emotionally charged attitudes or value judgments in regard to referents, or elements of the speech situation or participants in the speech situation. Certain figures of speech seem to be emotionally charged as well. Emotive language has clear formal or semantic correlates, and important parameters are the meliorative/pejorative scale and that of strengthening/weakening. In Chapter 2, which dealt with the morphological expression of emotion, certain affixes and types of compounds were found to play a part in marking language as emotive. It became clear that the diminutive suffix in particular played a major role, and was employed in expressing emotive aspects such as affection, admiration, ridicule, disdain, contempt, sympathy and mistrust. Compounds functioning as intensive forms or of the bahuvrihi type were moreover found to•be emotively charged. Chapter 3•dealt with the role of syntactic mechanisms in emotive language. While certain parts of speech, such as interjections, emphatic particles, degree words, forms of address and exclamations were found to be particularly prone to emotive expression, rhetorical questions, elliptical constructions and various kinds of repetition were also found to have emotive functions. In Chapter 4 the important part played by lexemes and fixed expressions in emotive language was investigated. Emotive words or expressions were found to contrast with neutral, i.e. purely referential, words or expressions in many cases. Modal adverbs proved to be an important carrier of emotive overtones, while the emotive sphere was seen to be enhanced by loans from languages such as English and Zulu. The role of figurative. language and certain figures of speech in particular in emotive expression, was studied in Chapter 5. The figures of speech which were considered, were metaphor, dehumanisation, hyperbole, comparison, sarcasm, synecdoche and irony. In Chapter '6 certain conclusions were drawn, such as the fact that emotive language may take on various forms and occur in various sectors of grammar and vocabulary. At the same time it is found in a spectrum of registers of Afrikaans, e.g. in novels, short stories, youth literature, magazines and even the language of the Bible. en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject Afrikaans language - Semantics en_US
dc.subject Afrikaans language - Syntax en_US
dc.subject Afrikaans language - Morphology en_US
dc.subject Figures of speech en_US
dc.subject Emotions in literature en_US
dc.title Emotiewe taalgebruik in geselekteerde Afrikaanse tekste. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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