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Die aard van persoonstoename in Calvinia en omgewing: ’n pragmatiese beskouing

F. Hendricks
Literator | Vol 18, No 1 | a533 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v18i1.533 | © 1997 F. Hendricks | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 April 1997 | Published: 30 April 1997

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F. Hendricks, Departement Afrikaans en Nederlands, Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland, Bellville, South Africa

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Abstract

The nature of personal sobriquets in Calvinia and vicinity: a pragmatic perspective
This contribution focuses on the usage of personal sobriquets in the Northern Cape district Calvinia. Within the framework of a pragmatic analysis the article reflects, on the one hand, on the interaction between sobriquets and other name types and, on the other hand, on the way in which the identifying function, semantic nature and grammatical behaviour of sobriquets are intertwined. Existing studies on sobriquets from diverse theoretical perspectives are incorporated supportively and/or comparatively.

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