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Prolingua se bydrae tot terminologieontwikkeling in Afrikaans
In: Lexikos, Vol 27, Pp 16-49 (2017) (2017)
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Terminology Development at Tertiary Institutions: A South African Perspective
In: Lexikos, Vol 24, Pp 1-26 (2014) (2014)
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Developing Legal Terminology in African Languages as Aid to the Court Interpreter: A South African Perspective
In: Lexikos, Vol 23, Pp 29-58 (2013) (2013)
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The Afrikaans Orthographic Rules as Guide for Other South African Languages
In: Lexikos, Vol 23, Pp 1-28 (2013) (2013)
Abstract: The spelling and orthographic rules of a language are very important for compilers of general and technical dictionaries. When compiling a dictionary, the lexicographers and termi­no­graphers should adhere to these rules. The word-forming principles of a language form part of these rules, and new terms can only be coined in a given language if the spelling and orthographic rules of the language are followed. In this article work on the rules of Afrikaans spelling and orthography, by and large, is reported. It is hoped that some of the lessons learned in the process could serve as guidelines for parallel processes of the standardisation of the spelling and orthographies of the other South Afri­can languages. With the establishment of the National Language Body for Afrikaans (NLBA) of the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB), it was decided that the members of the Taalkommissie (Lan­guage Commission) of the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (SAAWK) (South African Acad­emy for Science and the Arts) would become members of the NLBA. These mem­bers then became the Technical Committee for Standardisation (TC Standardisation). Since its establishment, the members of the Taalkommissie cum TC for Standardisation (Commission) con­tinued with their work on the standardisation of the spelling and orthographic rules for Afrikaans. Along with work on spelling and orthography, the long-term objectives set by the Commission are, inter alia, the conver­sion and adaptation of the Afrikaanse Woordelys en Spelreëls (AWS) to an elec­tronic format to be made available in an electronic version (e-book) and online, as well as a stan­dard grammar for Afrikaans to be compiled for international access on the Internet. The AWS is a resource compiled by the Commission to assist users of Afrikaans in writing the standard variety of the language. The AWS explains the ground rules of the Afri­kaans spelling and orthographic conventions. The basic rules are provided in simplified language. No language is static, and there are always language changes to be taken into account. The vocabulary and pronunciation of a dynamic language could change over a period of time. These changes should be reflected in the spelling and orthographic system of the language. The article addresses issues such as the front matter of the AWS, spelling and orthographic principles and rules, and the back matter (i.e. a list of abbreviations, a list of international place names, transliteration table, etc.). Although the AWS is not a dictionary, it also contains a word list. Words which present spelling problems, neologisms and items requiring recognition as part of the Afri­kaans vocabulary are some of the categories considered for inclusion in this list. In 2004 the NLBs of the other nine official African languages started with the revision of the spelling and orthographic rules of these languages. The first editions were published by PanSALB in 2008. No revisions have been compiled since. The AWS could serve as example of what could be done for the other African languages and even the Khoe and San languages.
Keyword: Africa; alphabet; Germanic languages. Scandinavian languages; language change; Languages and literature of Eastern Asia; lexicographer; lexicography; Oceania; orthography; P1-1091; PD1-7159; Philology. Linguistics; PL1-8844; simplified language; spell­ing; standardisation; terminography; termino­graphers; trans­literation
URL: https://doaj.org/article/c56f21078291481881101a86ba617ce7
https://doi.org/10.5788/23-1-1202
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The Importance of a Business Plan when Planning a Lexicographical Project Die belangrikheid van 'n sakeplan wanneer 'n leksikografiese projek beplan word
In: Lexikos, Vol 9, Iss 1 (2012) (2012)
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National Lexicography Units: Past, Present, Future
In: Lexikos, Vol 21, Pp 1-10 (2012) (2012)
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Lexicography, Terminography and Copyright
In: Lexikos, Vol 8, Iss 1 (2012) (2012)
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Terminology in South Africa Terminologie in Suid-Afrika
In: Lexikos, Vol 9, Iss 1 (2012) (2012)
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'n Vertalende vakwoordeboek van politieke terme
In: Lexikos, Vol 13 (2011) (2011)
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National Language and Terminology Policies — A South African Perspective
In: Lexikos, Vol 20, Iss 0 (2011) (2011)
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Terminology Management at the National Language Service
In: Lexikos, Vol 10 (2011) (2011)
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Lexicography versus Terminography
In: Lexikos, Vol 11 (2011) (2011)
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'n Woord van AFRILEX / A Few Words from AFRILEX
In: Lexikos, Vol 13 (2011) (2011)
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'n Woord van AFRILEX / A Few Words from AFRILEX
In: Lexikos, Vol 16 (2011) (2011)
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The African Association for Lexicography: After Ten Years
In: Lexikos, Vol 15, Iss 0 (2011) (2011)
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E-terminology *
In: Lexikos, Vol 12 (2011) (2011)
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'n Woord van AFRILEX / A Few Words from AFRILEX
In: Lexikos, Vol 14 (2011) (2011)
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The User Perspective in Lexicography
In: http://afrilex.africanlanguages.com/afrilex2006.pdf (2006)
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“Multilingual Knowledge and Technology Transfer” Edited by: Gilles-Maurice de Schryver International Network
In: http://tshwanedje.com/publications/tama.pdf (2003)
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