Articles by Author: L J Louwrens

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  1. REMARKS ON SOME GRAMMATICAL AND PRAGMATIC FUNCTIONS OF THE OBJECT CONCORD IN NORTHERN SOTHO

    REMARKS ON SOME GRAMMATICAL AND PRAGMATIC FUNCTIONS OF THE OBJECT CONCORD IN NORTHERN SOTHO

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Northern Sotho grammarians have until now tacitly assumed that in sentences with a preposed object noun phrase, agreement between such a noun phrase and the verb is compulsory. This viewpoint will be refuted in the following discussion.
  2. DEFINITENESS AND INDEFINITENESS IN NORTHERN SOTHO

    DEFINITENESS AND INDEFINITENESS IN NORTHERN SOTHO

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    An attempt is made in this contribution to identify some of the linguistic devices according to which definite and indefinite noun phrases are formally distinguished from each other in Northern Sotho. The discussion is directed mainly towards certain interrogative structures,...
  3. CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY THE PORTUGUESE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF BANTU LINGUISTICS BETWEEN 1500 AND 1917

    CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY THE PORTUGUESE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF BANTU LINGUISTICS BETWEEN 1500 AND 1917

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The contributions made by the Portuguese in establishing Bantu linguistics on the African continent are seldom recognised by both students and scholars in African Linguistics and Literature.
  4. Bookreviews

    Bookreviews

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
  5. THE RELEVÀNCE OF THE NOTIONS “GIVEN” AND “NEW” DISCOURSE INFORMATION IN THE STUDY OF NORTH SOTHO SYNTAX

    THE RELEVÀNCE OF THE NOTIONS “GIVEN” AND “NEW” DISCOURSE INFORMATION IN THE STUDY OF NORTH SOTHO SYNTAX

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The primary objective of this paper is to put forward the discourse-pragmatic distinction between given and new discourse information as a feasible distinction in the description of certain syntactic phenomena in North Sotho. In this regard the predominant conclusion which...
  6. REVIEW ARTICLE: WHAT ABOUT SEMANTICS? BY H.M. THIPA, PUBLISHED IN THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES, 1982 (1), pp. 70–81

    REVIEW ARTICLE: WHAT ABOUT SEMANTICS? BY H.M. THIPA, PUBLISHED IN THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES, 1982 (1), pp. 70–81

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This review shows that the author's attempt to indicate the semantic relationship between the members of a small category of words which he calls “verbs of judging” has been unsuccessful. This is partially due to a lack of a proper...
  7. Contrastiveness and the so-called absolute pronoun in Northern Sotho

    Contrastiveness and the so-called absolute pronoun in Northern Sotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    In this article the verb:object relationship is investigated with regard to indicative main clauses in Northern Sotho. The major objective is to prove that the verb:object relationship differs from the verb:subject relationship, in as much as objects are semantically more...
  8. Remarks on the historical background and some grammatical characteristics of Eastern Sotho

    Remarks on the historical background and some grammatical characteristics of Eastern Sotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    In this article Eastern Sotho, i.e. the language wich is nowadays spoken by only a limited number of aged people known as Bapai in the Eastern-Transvaal Lowveld, is viewed from two different angles: Firstly, the historical background of the Bapai...
  9. Some pragmatic functions of interrogative particles in Northern Sotho

    Some pragmatic functions of interrogative particles in Northern Sotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    In Northern Sotho, two sets of particles are employed in interrogative structures, namely na (which varies with naa), and afa (which varies with a). In this article I indicate that, contrary to existing views, the two sets are incorporated into...
  10. Towards an interpretation of the concept ‘meaning’

    Towards an interpretation of the concept ‘meaning’

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    In the first section of this article two terms which are very often encountered in semantics are discussed, i.e. reference and sense. Thereafter, some difficulties which arise when the concept ‘meaning’ has to be defined are outlined. Finally, a suggestion...