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Utilizing 'hot words' in ParaConc to verify lexical simplification strategies in English-Xhosa parallel texts

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dc.contributor.author Moropa, Koliswa
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-18T10:51:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-18T10:51:23Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11
dc.identifier.citation Moropa, CK. 2009, 'Utilizing 'hot words' in ParaConc to verify lexical simplification strategies in English-Xhosa parallel texts', South African journal of African languages, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 227-241. en
dc.identifier.issn 0257-2117
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3935
dc.description Journal article en
dc.description.abstract Illustrates that ParaConc, a parallel concordancer designed by Barlow (1995) has proved useful in the analysis of parallel texts, i.e. source texts (ST) and their target texts (TT), which are English original texts and their Xhosa translated versions respectively in this context. Uses the ?hot word? function in ParaConc to verify the use of simplification strategies by translators during the translation process. Reports that both stylistic and lexical simplification strategies are noticeable in the English- Xhosa parallel texts under study, but that the focal point here is lexical simplification. Indicates that lexical simplification strategies investigated are: using a superordinate or more general word, using a general word with extended meaning and using more familiar or common synonyms. Gives the reader an idea about how some general words are used to translate technical language. Displays that ?hot words? in ParaConc in most instances do indeed include translations of the search word, if the texts are aligned properly. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher African Language Association of Southern Africa en
dc.subject Lexicology en
dc.subject English language en
dc.subject Linguistics en
dc.subject Parallel texts en
dc.subject Lexical simplification en
dc.subject Xhosa language en
dc.subject Paraconc en
dc.title Utilizing 'hot words' in ParaConc to verify lexical simplification strategies in English-Xhosa parallel texts en
dc.type Article en


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