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University of the Western Cape

1. Mheta, Gift. A contextual analysis of compound nouns in Shona lexicography .

Degree: 2011, University of the Western Cape

This research is in the area of lexicography and investigates the relationship between Shona terminology development and the culture of the language community for which the terminology is intended. It is a contextual analysis of compound nouns found in Shona terminological dictionaries. The study specifically explores how lexicographers together with health, music, language and literature specialists make use of their knowledge about Shona cultural contexts in the creation of compound nouns. Thus, this research foregrounds Shona socio-cultural contexts and meaning generation in terminology development. This study employs a quadruple conceptual framework. The four components of the framework that are utilised are the Traditional Descriptive Approach (TDA), Cognitive Approach (CG), Systemic Functional Approach (SFL), and Semiotic Remediation (SRM). TDA is used in the linguistic categorisation of Shona compound nouns. In addition, it provides the metalanguage with which to describe the constituent parts of Shona compound nouns. As TDA is mainly confined to the linguistic dimension, this research employs CG, SFL, and SRM to explore the cultural and socio-cognitive dimensions of terminology development. Advisors/Committee Members: Banda, Felix (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Context; Compound Noun; Shona; Lexicography; Terminology; Prototype Word; Metaphor; Systemic Functional Linguistics; Traditional Descriptive Approach; Cognitive Grammar; Semiotic Remediation; Standardisation; Socio-Cognitive Dimension; Linguistic Dimension

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APA (6th Edition):

Mheta, G. (2011). A contextual analysis of compound nouns in Shona lexicography . (Thesis). University of the Western Cape. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11394/1757

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mheta, Gift. “A contextual analysis of compound nouns in Shona lexicography .” 2011. Thesis, University of the Western Cape. Accessed October 28, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/11394/1757.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mheta, Gift. “A contextual analysis of compound nouns in Shona lexicography .” 2011. Web. 28 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Mheta G. A contextual analysis of compound nouns in Shona lexicography . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2011. [cited 2020 Oct 28]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/1757.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Mheta G. A contextual analysis of compound nouns in Shona lexicography . [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/1757

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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