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dc.contributor.advisor Madadzhe, R. N. Usinga, Marinkie Mmaditaba
dc.contributor.other Matla, T. M. 2018-07-23T08:34:32Z 2018-07-23T08:34:32Z 2001
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (African Languages)) --University of Limpopo, 2001 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explores the lexical semantic representation of break verbs in Xitsonga. Chapter One is the introduction of this study. It describes the statement of the problem. The main aim of this study is described which m bnef is to investigate the form, struc e and interpretation of break verbs in Xitsonga. The significance of this study, which is to highlight the semantic value of break verbs in Xitsonga is discussed. The methodology, lite rature review as well as the theta - theory and its properties have been examined. Chapter Two explores the predicate argument structure. The difference between two lexical representations, which are lexical-syntactic and lexical­ semantic representations was investigated. A brief definition of break verbs as well as the six categories of the verbs of change of state have also been discussed. This chapter also analyses the lexical features of break verbs. Various sub - classes of external arguments and of internal argument are observed. Chapter Three presents the lexical - semantic representation of break verbs where focus is on argument structure, event structure, qualia structure and lexical inheritance structure. Chapter Four deals with the syntactic alternation and selection restriction of break verbs. The difference between transitive and intransitive alterna tions was also highlighted. This chapter also explores some of the different types of verbal alternations, such as ' instrument subject alternation', ' locative alternation' and the ' with/ against alternation' . Chapter Five gives the main conclusion of this study. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 126 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Lexical-semantic representation en_US
dc.subject Verbs en_US
dc.subject Xitsonga en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tsonga language-Verb en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Grammar, Comparative and general-Verb en_US
dc.title The lexical-semantic representation of break verbs in Xitsonga en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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