Skinder as gespreksgenre

dc.contributor.authorVan der Merwe, G. S.en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationVan der Merwe, G. S. 2005. Skinder as gespreksgenre. Literator, 26(1): 117-136, doi: 10.4102/lit.v26i1.222af_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2219-8237 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0258-2279 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi: 10.4102/lit.v26i1.222
dc.descriptionCITATION: Van der Merwe, G. S. 2005. Skinder as gespreksgenre. Literator, 26(1): 117-136, doi: 10.4102/lit.v26i1.222.af_ZA
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dc.description.abstractGossip as a discourse genre Gossip is one of the wide range of sub-categories of discourse genres in story-telling. It is one of the most common interactive forms of discourse in informal conversation, because it has its origin in the general inclination of man to show an intense interest in other people’s activities. Although the development of gossip differs with regard to the subject of discussion, the context and situation in which it is produced as well as the persons participating, it is possible to distinguish definite universal features of gossip. This article deals with the most prominent characteristics of gossip. The focus falls on the structure, the gossiping process, the content, the pejorative, evaluating nature of it and the social aspects involved in gossiping. Special attention is paid to non-verbal elements, which are frequently used when people gossip. In spite of the negative connotations gossip has, it is very important in the establishment of social identities and relations. It should therefore not be neglected in the study of language.en_ZA
dc.format.extent20 pagesen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishing
dc.subjectInterpersonal communicationen_ZA
dc.subjectInformal forms of conversationen_ZA
dc.subjectDiscourse analysis -- Social aspectsen_ZA
dc.titleSkinder as gespreksgenreaf_ZA
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