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dc.contributor.advisor Kubayi, S. J. Hlongwana, Colfar 2017-05-23T12:53:16Z 2017-05-23T12:53:16Z 2015
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Translation studies and Lingustics)) --University of Limpopo, 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to investigate ambiguity in Xitsonga. There are many kinds of ambiguity, but the study mainly focuses on lexical and structural ambiguity. Lexical ambiguity occurs at word level and is caused by homonyms (homophones and homographs) and polysemes. Structural ambiguity occurs at sentence level. This kind of ambiguity manifests in the structure of the sentence itself. Data were collected through self-observation as a native Xitsonga speaker. Words and sentences with multiple meanings in Xitsonga were listed and tree diagrams were used to illustrate and disambiguate ambiguity. The study reveals that, like other languages, Xitsonga has words and sentences with double or many meanings. KEYWORDS AMBIGUITY, LEXICAL AMBIGUITY, STRUCTURAL AMBIGUITY, HOMONYM, HOMOPHONES, HOMOGRAPHS, POLYSEMES. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 99 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Lexical ambiguity en_US
dc.subject Language structural ambiguity en_US
dc.subject Tsonga homonyms en_US
dc.subject Tsonga homophones en_US
dc.subject Tsonga polysemes en_US
dc.subject Tsonga homographs en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ambiguity in literature en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tsonga Language -- Dialect -- Lexicology en_US
dc.title Ambiguity in XiTsonga en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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