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Issues of Ambiguity in Sesotho: Meaning Retrieval

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dc.contributor.author Phindane, Pule
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-14T06:13:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-14T06:13:38Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1483
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper is based on the findings from a study conducted to examine issues of ambiguity in Sesotho. This is a qualitative study in which two experiments were conducted to collect data from 30 Sesotho native speakers. The respondents were purposefully selected from language users in Motheo district in South Africa. The results from these experiments showed that native speakers are able to distinguish a dominant meaning of a word from a subordinate meaning. They are able to assess the role of context in determining the meaning(s) of words. The implications of these findings are discussed. This paper provide an insight as to how context should be regarded as crucial in meaning retrieval. That in the absence of ‘context’, or if it is less restrictive, the most frequent occurring meaning will be activated. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Social Science en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 47;Number 2
dc.subject Ambiguity en_US
dc.subject Context en_US
dc.subject Dominant en_US
dc.subject Subordinate en_US
dc.title Issues of Ambiguity in Sesotho: Meaning Retrieval en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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