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The Interpretation of “Botlokotsebe” V/S “Bosenyi”

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dc.contributor.author Phindane, Pule Alexis
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-06T08:17:42Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-06T08:17:42Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 1549-3652
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1445
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The present paper is based on the findings from a study conducted to examine the interchangeable use of the concepts ‘botlokotsebe’ (mischief) and ‘bosenyi’ (crime) as an English equivalent term ‘crime’. This study is thus a survey in which questionnaires were used to collect data from 165 (of which 15 are experts in the language practice) Sesotho speakers. The respondents were intentionally selected from language users in Motheo and Thabo Mofutsanyana districts in South Africa. Documents from different domains (where these terms are appearing) were also analysed to assess the everyday use and usage of these terms in distinct contexts. The results show that ‘botlokotsebe’ cannot denote criminal activity but ‘bosenyi’ is the relevant equivalent term to describe any crime. The implications of these findings are discussed. The study also provides an insight as to how Sesotho language users should be careful and cautious in implementing certain terms without following relevant sources. It also proposed that ‘bosenyi’ be regarded as superordinate term referring to criminal activities. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Social Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 41;No 2
dc.subject Terminology en_US
dc.subject Language Practitioner en_US
dc.subject Standardization en_US
dc.subject Criminal Activities en_US
dc.title The Interpretation of “Botlokotsebe” V/S “Bosenyi” en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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