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The Impact of Translation Activities on the Development of African Languages in Multilingual Societies: Shona–Ndebele–English Musical Terms Dictionary, A Case Study

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dc.contributor.author Mheta, Gift
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-04T08:30:23Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-04T08:30:23Z
dc.date.issued 2006-07-04T08:30:23Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/369
dc.description This article is based on a paper read at the Eighth International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography, University of Namibia, Windhoek: 7–9 July 2003. en
dc.description.abstract The article examines the impact of translation activities on the development of African languages in a multi-lingual Zimbabwean society. It analyzes Shona musical terms that were created through translation processes and strategies such as borrowing, coining, compounding and derivation. Focus is on how the ongoing term-creation is contributing to or hindering the development of the Shona language. The importance of such strategies and processes are discussed in the broader context of empowering African languages. The article also offers recommendations on how best to come up with systematized terminology in music and other specialized fields. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Translation en
dc.subject Development of African languages en
dc.subject Multi-lingual societies en
dc.subject Terminography en
dc.subject Borrowing en
dc.subject Coining en
dc.subject Terminology en
dc.title The Impact of Translation Activities on the Development of African Languages in Multilingual Societies: Shona–Ndebele–English Musical Terms Dictionary, A Case Study en
dc.type Presentation en


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