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- ItemDeveloping a theoretical model for an improved use of outer texts in xitsonga monolingual dictionaries(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2021-03) Hlongwane, Mangalani Joshua; Gouws, Rufus H.; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept of African LanguagesENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study proposes a theoretical model for the use of outer texts in Xitsonga dictionaries in order to enhance their quality. Dictionaries in African languages have shown a central list bias and outer texts have not been maximally used as venues to accommodate lexicographic data. The statement of the problem the quality of dictionaries in African languages is outlined in Chapter I. The study also presents a brief profile of Xitsonga that could be used as an outer text in Xitsonga dictionaries. Lexicographic theories of dictionary structures, the genuine purpose and lexicographic functions are also discussed. The study also takes a critical look at outer texts in Xitsonga dictionaries complied over the years, and in the last chapter it proposes a model that could be used for outer texts that can be included in both the front matter and back matter sections of these dictionaries. The concept of high frequency usage of words is also introduced in the last chapter.