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n Lexikos - Users, user-friendliness and projected uses of : an analysis

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  • ISSN : 1684-4904
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Abstract

This article discusses the first-ever monolingual general Ndebele dictionary, (henceforth the ISN) within the context of the history of lexicography and the compilation of dictionaries in Ndebele. It further assesses the scope of the dictionary with regard to its structure. It also discusses decisions taken by the editors during the writing of the ISN in an attempt to compile a user-friendly dictionary primarily aimed at secondary schools and the general Ndebele population. The assumptions of the editors, coming from a non-existing lexicographic tradition, were mainly based on their experiences and intuitions as Ndebele mother-tongue speakers, educators and language practitioners. The article also accounts for four major uses of the dictionary.


Hierdie artikel bespreek die heel eerste eentalige algemene Ndebelewoordeboek (voortaan die ISN) binne die konteks van die geskiedenis van die leksikografie en die samestelling van woordeboeke in Ndebele. Dit beoordeel verder die omvang van die woordeboek met betrekking tot sy struktuur. Dit bespreek ook besluite wat deur die redakteurs van die ISN geneem is tydens die skryf van die ISN in 'n poging om 'n gebruikersvriendelike woordeboek saam te stel wat primêr gerig is op sekondêre skole en die algemene Ndebelebevolking. Die aannames van die redakteurs wat van 'n niebestaande leksikografiese tradisie kom, is hoofsaaklik gebaseer op hul ervarings en intuïsies as moedertaalsprekers, opvoeders en taalpraktisyns. Die artikel verantwoord ook vier hoofgebruike van die woordeboek.

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2009-01-01
2016-12-11

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