Teksheid: Die kreatiwiteitsgraad van ’n teks as aanduiding van die grense tussen taaldissiplines

H. du Plessis
Literator | Vol 21, No 2 | a477 | DOI: | © 2000 H. du Plessis | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 April 2000 | Published: 26 April 2000

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H. du Plessis, ATKV-skryfskool, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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Textness: The degree of creativity of a text as marker of the boundaries between language disciplines
In this article it is proposed that the traditional distinction between linguistics and literature poses more questions than it gives answers. In view of the modern academic context of focus areas and research programmes the focus should rather be on the similarities between the subdisciplines of language than on the differences. The growth of creative writing as science and the development of the discipline of language usage as applied in South Africa force us to look afresh at language-related subjects. Text is postulated as the binding factor between the study of linguistics, literature, creative writing and language usage. But text has to be defined in terms of the degree of creativity, thus indicating text as the binding factor of a given text, and creativity as the differentiating factor.


Creative Writing; Degree Of Creativity; Languages Focus Area; Text Boundaries; Text Type; Valencies Of Meaning


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