n Language Matters : Studies in the Languages of Southern Africa - Onomastic innovation in Zimbabwean noms de guerre : research article
|Article Title||Onomastic innovation in Zimbabwean noms de guerre : research article|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Language Matters : Studies in the Languages of Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2003|
|Pages||13 - 23|
ISI Social Science
Guerrillas in Zimbabwe's armed conflict (1966±1980) developed names from different languages and cultures, and used them to project their ideology and aspirations. This article explores how these names were adapted in varying degrees, sometimes retaining their semantic properties and at times acquiring new meanings. The names are classified into eight categories according to source and function. The naming processes and patterns discussed reveal the value of <I>noms de guerre </I> as an indicator of multicultural relations.
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