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Humoristiese byname van tieners: ’n sosio-onomastiese perspektief

B. Bosch, V. de Klerk
Literator | Vol 18, No 1 | a527 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v18i1.527 | © 1997 B. Bosch, V. de Klerk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 April 1997 | Published: 30 April 1997

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B. Bosch, Departement Afrikaans, Rhodes Universiteit, Grahamstad, South Africa
V. de Klerk, Departement Linguistiek, Rliodes Universiteit, Grahamstad, South Africa

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Humorous nicknames of teenagers: a socio-onomastic perspective
This article investigates "funny" nicknames used by adolescents as examples of linguistic humour. The relationship between language, nicknames and humour is discussed and the question of which internal and external linguistic elements determine humorous nicknames is investigated. A view on the pragmatic characteristics of humorous nicknames is presented and finally the socio-onomastic properties of humorous nicknames are discussed.

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