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Mass nouns in Tshivenda

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dc.contributor.advisor Du Plessis JA, Prof en
dc.contributor.author Siaga HT en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:34:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:34:55Z
dc.date.submitted 2004 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/31547
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the mass nouns in Tshivenda. The specific mass nouns in each nominal class will then be investigated to see whether they have certain morphological and syntactic features which are different from count nouns. Chapter one is the introduction of this study. It describes the aim, organisation and method of the study. Chapter two is the overview of the literature on mass nouns. It gives overview of the most prominent words on mass nouns in general. Some of the prominent works on this alternation include the following: Pelletier (1979a, 1979b,); Ware (1979), Cartwright (1979), McCawley (1979) Chierchia (1982), Link (1983) and Eschenbach (1993). Chapter three investigates which nouns may be mass nouns, the purpose of the classification of nouns in wordnet, nominal classes in Tshivenda and the morphological and syntactic features of mass and count nouns. Chapter four is the conclusion of the study, the summary as well as investigation into the morphological, syntactic and semantic feature of plurality. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Semantics en
dc.title Mass nouns in Tshivenda en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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