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Title: Lexical Metamorphosis of the Kalanga Language: Towards an Analysis of the Impact of Ndebele Domination of the Kalanga Language
Authors: Moyo, H.J.
metadata.dc.type: Article
Keywords: language
Kalanga
Ndebele
lexical metamorphosis
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: University of Zimbabwe Publications
Citation: Moyo, H.J. "Lexical Metamorphosis of the Kalanga Language: Towards an Analysis of the Impact of Ndebele Domination of the Kalanga Language.'' Zambezia 29.2 (2002): 142-148.
Abstract: This article examines the lexical metamorphosis of the Kalanga language caused by the dominance of the language by Ndebele. It is based on research conducted among the Kalanga-speaking people of Bulilima-mangwe in Matebeleland and argues that because of the domination of Kalanga by Ndebele, the Kalanga language is undergoing a lexical metamorphosis which poses a threat to its survival unless measures are taken to promote and preserve it. Preservation of Kalanga is important, given the fact that language is a vehicle of culture and the death of Kalanga would, thus, spell the demise of Kalanga culture.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10646/503
ISSN: 0379-0622
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