Linguistic ambiguity in Northern Sotho : saying the unmeant

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. L.C. Posthumus. en_US Chokoe, Sekgaila James 2012-09-13T07:07:27Z 2012-09-13T07:07:27Z 2012-09-13 2000-05
dc.description D.Litt. et Phil. en_US
dc.description.abstract The main aim of this thesis is to study ambiguity in Northern Sotho. Ambiguity, often referred to as 'double or multiple meaning', is, as Scheffler (1979:i) observes, "deserving of systematic study" in its own right. In this study, an attempt is made to give it the attention it deserves insofar as research is concerned. Life is full of verbal (and visual) tricks that are constantly teasing the interlocutors and never allow their interpretative faculties to come to rest. Such verbal tricks sometimes lead to confusions and misunderstandings that often result in unnecessary conflicts. It is the main aim of this investigation to investigate such misunderstandings by revealing what these tricks are, and try to make people aware of such verbal tricks. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Northern Sotho literature - History and criticism. en_US
dc.subject Ambiguity in literature. en_US
dc.title Linguistic ambiguity in Northern Sotho : saying the unmeant en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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