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dc.contributor.advisor Madadzhe, R.N. Mohlala, Mmete Benjamin 2013-02-13T11:49:32Z 2013-02-13T11:49:32Z 2010
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (African Languages)) --University of Limpopo, 2010 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is a comparative analysis of two English monolingual dictionaries and two Northern Sotho – English bilingual dictionaries, namely Concise Oxford English Dictionary(2006), Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (2006), Pharos Popular Northern Sotho Dictionary (1995) and Sesotho Sa Leboa – English Pukuntšu Dictionary (2006). The above four dictionaries are compared in terms of cross – referencing, pronunciation and parts of speech. The microstructure of certain dictionaries does not address most problems that dictionary users have. It is in the microstructure, where dictionary users learn that certain lemmata are synonymous, polysemous in sense, antonyms or that a lemma has two alternative spellings, and that both spelling are acceptable. This is done through cross –referencing. Dictionary users need to be guided on how lemmata are pronounced, otherwise the meaning of lemmata become distorted. The other problem which the microstructure has to deal with, is to indicate the type of parts of speech lemmata are. This research is an attempt to make lexicographers aware of the importance of including the above aspects in the microstructure of their dictionaries. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 78 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) en_US
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dc.subject Nothern Sotho - English bilingual dictionaries en_US
dc.subject Lexicographic analysis en_US
dc.subject Bilingual dictionaries en_US
dc.subject.ddc 413.028 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Translating and interpreting -- Lexicography en_US
dc.title The role of microstructure, with reference to English and Northern Sotho-English dictionaries: A comparative lexicographic analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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