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Title:A linguistic study of reduplication in Sesotho
Author:Ekanjume-Ilongo, Beatrice
Year:2013
Periodical:Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 2026-7215)
Volume:2
Issue:2
Pages:27-34
Language:English
Geographic terms:Lesotho
South Africa
Subjects:Sotho language
linguistics
Abstract:Sesotho, a language spoken in Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland, makes use of partial and complete reduplication. Reduplication has various functions in Sesotho, including: emphasis, diminutive formation and echoic expression. It also marks plurality, completeness, originality, intensity and frequency. Like English (Ghomeshi et al., 2004, p. 308), Sesotho has so-called contrastive reduplication. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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