Die probleem van die bereik van die ontkenning met spesiale verwysing na Afrikaans

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Van der Merwe Scholtz, Hendrik en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Combrink, J G H en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Waher, Hester en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-05T07:09:16Z
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dc.date.issued 1978 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Waher, H. 1978. Die probleem van die bereik van die ontkenning met spesiale verwysing na Afrikaans. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16763
dc.description.abstract Since the formulation of the Katz-Postal Hypothesis Generative linguists have shown great interest in logical elements like quantifiers and negatives. Differences in the scope of these elements, which correspond to surface position, provide numerous counter examples to the thesis that all semantic information is represented in underlying structure. Part 1 of this study sketches the background of this problem and then examines critically the way in which two models of Generative Grammar, namely Interpretive and Generative Semantics, propose to account for the facts of the scope of negation. In Part 2 the correlation between the scope of negation and the distribution of Afrikaans negative particles is investigated. For the first negative particle this consists of testing its position and interpretation against the thesis generally held in linguistic theory that the leftmost logical element has the widest scope in the sentence. The results show that this particle functions to a considerable extent in the same way as the single negative of cognate languages like English and Dutch. It is argued that the Afrikaans negation differs from that of other standard Indo-European languages only in the presence of an additional negative element and that this element serves to mark the rightmost extent of the scope of negation. This hypothesis is also tested against the data and as a consequence the claim is made that it is well justified. The conclusion reached on the distributional facts is that they can be described in a simpler and more insightful way than has hitherto been done in Afrikaans grammar, if they are related to scope. In Chapter 8 the ability of the models of Generative and Interpretive Semantics to handle the facts of the Afrikaans negation is discussed. It is found that the highest degree of generalization can be achieved by the mechanisms provided by the former. It is therefore concluded that the Afrikaans negation supports the Generative rather than the Interpretive Semantics model. en_ZA
dc.language.iso afr en_ZA
dc.subject.other Afrikaans en_ZA
dc.title Die probleem van die bereik van die ontkenning met spesiale verwysing na Afrikaans en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Waher, H. (1978). <i>Die probleem van die bereik van die ontkenning met spesiale verwysing na Afrikaans</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16763 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Waher, Hester. <i>"Die probleem van die bereik van die ontkenning met spesiale verwysing na Afrikaans."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies, 1978. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16763 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Waher H. Die probleem van die bereik van die ontkenning met spesiale verwysing na Afrikaans. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies, 1978 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16763 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Waher, Hester AB - Since the formulation of the Katz-Postal Hypothesis Generative linguists have shown great interest in logical elements like quantifiers and negatives. Differences in the scope of these elements, which correspond to surface position, provide numerous counter examples to the thesis that all semantic information is represented in underlying structure. Part 1 of this study sketches the background of this problem and then examines critically the way in which two models of Generative Grammar, namely Interpretive and Generative Semantics, propose to account for the facts of the scope of negation. In Part 2 the correlation between the scope of negation and the distribution of Afrikaans negative particles is investigated. For the first negative particle this consists of testing its position and interpretation against the thesis generally held in linguistic theory that the leftmost logical element has the widest scope in the sentence. The results show that this particle functions to a considerable extent in the same way as the single negative of cognate languages like English and Dutch. It is argued that the Afrikaans negation differs from that of other standard Indo-European languages only in the presence of an additional negative element and that this element serves to mark the rightmost extent of the scope of negation. This hypothesis is also tested against the data and as a consequence the claim is made that it is well justified. The conclusion reached on the distributional facts is that they can be described in a simpler and more insightful way than has hitherto been done in Afrikaans grammar, if they are related to scope. In Chapter 8 the ability of the models of Generative and Interpretive Semantics to handle the facts of the Afrikaans negation is discussed. It is found that the highest degree of generalization can be achieved by the mechanisms provided by the former. It is therefore concluded that the Afrikaans negation supports the Generative rather than the Interpretive Semantics model. DA - 1978 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1978 T1 - Die probleem van die bereik van die ontkenning met spesiale verwysing na Afrikaans TI - Die probleem van die bereik van die ontkenning met spesiale verwysing na Afrikaans UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16763 ER - en_ZA


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