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Relevance and Analysis of the Terminologies as Specialized Registers at Tshivenda Male Initiation Schools in South Africa

Musehane, N. M.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


In the Tshivenda male initiation schools, there are terminologies that initiates are expected to use to express themselves. Failure to use appropriate language is regarded as insubordination and is punishable. This study aims at analyzing different terminologies used in the initiation schools. This will help enhance language and terminology development in Tshivenda. Data were collected using the qualitative method. The data and expressions from people who stage these initiation schools were subjected to sociological theories. In addition, terminologies were interpreted to find the correct meanings, as the language that is used at initiation schools was largely figurative in nature.

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