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Standardization or Stigmatization? Challenges Confronting Lexicography and Terminography in Sesotho sa Leboa

V.M. Mojela

Lexikos, 01 October 2011, Vol.18 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Standardization or Stigmatization? Challenges Confronting Lexicography and Terminography in Sesotho sa Leboa
  • Autor: V.M. Mojela
  • Assuntos: Colonialism ; Corpus ; Dialect ; Inferior Dialects ; Lemmatization ; Lexicography ; Missionary Activities ; Nationalism ; Orthography ; Prestige Dialects ; Standard Language ; Standard Dictionary ; Sidelined Dialects ; Stigmatized Dialects ; Terminography ; Languages & Literatures
  • É parte de: Lexikos, 01 October 2011, Vol.18
  • Descrição: Abstract: The article investigates the effects of the underutilization of the abundant vocabulary of Sesotho sa Leboa, which results from a one-sided standardization approach owing to the disregard and stigmatization of most dialects. Sesotho sa Leboa has several dialects differing greatly concerning terminology, pronunciation and vocabulary. The situation is complicated and aggravated by a standardization which has sidelined more than half of the dialects because of factors such as the influence of colonialism and lack of government co-ordination, the missionary activities, and the influence of early writers and publications. The strict and narrow standardization of Sesotho sa Leboa resulted in the exclusion of large parts of the dialectal vocabulary, the forcing of dialect speakers to accept a foreign standard language, the creation of 'prestige' and 'inferior' dialects, the separation of the standard language from its own dialects and the awakening of a nationalistic...
  • Idioma: Africâner

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