Spatial languages in IsiXhosa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Brenzinger, Matthias en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Botsis, Rachel en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-24T09:06:08Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-24T09:06:08Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Botsis, R. 2016. Spatial languages in IsiXhosa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22965
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates some aspects of spatial language of isiXhosa. It identifies the elements of isiXhosa used in the spatial domain and analyses their use and distribution across the language. Six isiXhosa-speaking language consultants were interviewed, all males between the ages of eighteen and twenty-two years. They have all grown up in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa and are currently attending tertiary institutions within the Western Cape. The methodological framework adopted for this research was developed by the 'Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics' (MPI) in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Their research tools "Man & Tree" and "Space Games" were employed to gather the language data on spatial language of isiXhosa. A particular focus in this study was placed on investigating the underlying spatial models employed in the deictic axis, i.e. the face to face model or the single file model. The data reveals that both models seem to be employed by the young male isiXhosa-speakers of the study. Furthermore, the thesis also analyses what frames of reference these particular isiXhosa speakers utilize. The survey revealed variation in the use of models among these young speakers. This variation can be explained as language contact phenomena since all language consultants are in an English speaking environment at least for several years. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Linguistics en_ZA
dc.title Spatial languages in IsiXhosa en_ZA
dc.type Master 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 Linguistics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Botsis, R. (2016). <i>Spatial languages in IsiXhosa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Linguistics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22965 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Botsis, Rachel. <i>"Spatial languages in IsiXhosa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Linguistics, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22965 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Botsis R. Spatial languages in IsiXhosa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Linguistics, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22965 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Botsis, Rachel AB - This thesis investigates some aspects of spatial language of isiXhosa. It identifies the elements of isiXhosa used in the spatial domain and analyses their use and distribution across the language. Six isiXhosa-speaking language consultants were interviewed, all males between the ages of eighteen and twenty-two years. They have all grown up in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa and are currently attending tertiary institutions within the Western Cape. The methodological framework adopted for this research was developed by the 'Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics' (MPI) in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Their research tools "Man & Tree" and "Space Games" were employed to gather the language data on spatial language of isiXhosa. A particular focus in this study was placed on investigating the underlying spatial models employed in the deictic axis, i.e. the face to face model or the single file model. The data reveals that both models seem to be employed by the young male isiXhosa-speakers of the study. Furthermore, the thesis also analyses what frames of reference these particular isiXhosa speakers utilize. The survey revealed variation in the use of models among these young speakers. This variation can be explained as language contact phenomena since all language consultants are in an English speaking environment at least for several years. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Spatial languages in IsiXhosa TI - Spatial languages in IsiXhosa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22965 ER - en_ZA


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