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Hibriditeit in ‘Kameelperd’ Goties geteken

M. P. Beukes
Literator | Vol 16, No 3 | a646 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v16i3.646 | © 1995 M. P. Beukes | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 May 1995 | Published: 02 May 1995

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M. P. Beukes, Departenient Afrikaans, Universiteit van die Noordweste, Mmabatho, South Africa

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Gothic illustration of hybridity in 'Kameelperd'
In this article it is argued that the premise of linguistic and conceptual elements in a poem serves as a focal point for the reader’s interpretation. A single text i.e. "Kameelperd" of Cloete is taken as an example to show that cohesion between various textual elements is interwoven to result in a unity. Textual cohesion relying on similarities in grammatical and lexical criteria proves the relation between elements which enable the author to draw an illustration of a giraffe by means of language. Coherence is proved to have taken place when the connection between cohesive elements in the text is actualised through the reader's process of reading and interpreting. It becomes evident that the giraffe in this poem is portrayed and drawn by the context of linguistic elements in the poem.


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