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More Than Mere Linguistics Tricks: The Socio-pragmatic Functions of Shona Nicknames Used by Shona-Speaking People in Harare
(University of Zimbabwe, 2004)
The article demonstrate how urban Shona- speakers often use nicknames as linguistics resources to perform a variety of social functions in everyday informal interactions. The intention of this article is twofold: to ...
A Socio-linguistic Interpretation of the Social Meanings of Kingship Terms in Shona Urban Interactions
(University of Zimbabwe, 2003)
This article provides an interpretive analysis of Shona native speaker's of kingship terms of address as forms of communicative resources to invoke social meanings in non-kin relations. Two types of data were used for the ...