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Loanword allocation in Kinyarwanda

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dc.contributor.advisor Mutasa, D. E.
dc.contributor.advisor Molaudzi, P. A. Kayigema, Lwaboshi Jacques 2010-10-06T06:58:01Z 2010-10-06T06:58:01Z 2010-06
dc.identifier.citation Kayigema, Lwaboshi Jacques (2010) Loanword allocation in Kinyarwanda, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Kinyarwanda, like many other languages in contact, has adapted foreign words to meet the needs of its daily life vocabulary and activity. In addition to the lexical need filling, Kinyarwanda borrowed foreign words not only out of need for foreign words but also for prestige. This thesis is based on two hypotheses: Kinyarwanda has borrowed foreign words out of need in various areas; loanwords have been allocated to Kinyarwanda noun class system. This work has discussed and analysed how French and English loanwords have been allocated to key areas of influence and the nominal class system of Kinyarwanda. The data were collected from various sources, including publications, conversation, newspapers, Bible literature, school text books, commercial posters, hoardings. The study has analysed loanwords from French/English deceptive cognates in a bilingual context. This is a challenging task for other researchers who will have to deal with the complexity of deceptive cognate loanwords. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 189 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Kinyarwanda en
dc.subject Loanwords en
dc.subject.ddc 496.39461
dc.subject.lcsh Language and languages -- Foreign words and phrases
dc.subject.lcsh Kinyarwanda language -- Usage
dc.title Loanword allocation in Kinyarwanda en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department African Languages M.A. (African Languages)

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