Literator: Journal of Literary Criticism, comparative linguistics and literary studies

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, April

Die Gesprek Tussen C.M. Van Den Heever Se Werk En Enkele Moderne Suid-Afrikaanse Romans. (Research Articles)
Abstract The discourse between Van den Heever's work and a few modern Afrikaans novels Many contemporary critics have castigated Van den Heever for what they allege is his dichotomy between realism and romanticism. But as J.M. Coetzee has indicated,...
Mythevorming in De Hedendaagse Cultuur. (Geleentheidsrede)
Abstract The concept of myth In contemporary culture In contemporary culture the concept of "myth" is subjected to profound changes, both in the fields of knowing and of values. A tendency to demythologize is evident everywhere. Owing to the...
'N Etimologiese Perspektief Op Betekenisverandering in Die Afrikaanse Leksikon. (Research Articles)
Abstract An etymological perspective on semantic change in the lexicon of Afrikaans This article deals with the most important processes of semantic change that have occurred in Afrikaans: semantic broadening, narrowing, shift and bifurcation....
Noem My Jou Metafore ... Metaforiese Taal as Geloofstaal. (Research Articles)
Abstract Name your metaphors ... Metaphorical language as the language of faith The use of metaphorical language is an inherent characteristic of all human communication. Faith is communicated by means of metaphorical language, images and imagination....
'N Ondersoek Na Die Identifisering Van Deiktiese Ruimte in Die Prosa. (Research Articles)
Abstract The role and function of deictic context in a prose text This article examines the nature and function of deictics in a prose text. By referring to different theories of pragmatics and literature, the nature of communication in literary...
Spore in Die Sand-'N Herbeskouing Van Die Oeuvre Van C.M. Van Den Heever. (Research Articles)
Abstract Footprints In the sand--a re-evaluation of C.M. van den Heever's oeuvre C.M. van den Heever was a prominent Afrikaans writer in the period between 1930 and 1950. Since the 19605 the general opinion held by literary scholars has been...
Towards Accountability: A Point of Orientation for Post-Modern Applied Linguistics in the Third Millennium. (Research Articles)
Abstract Towards accountability: A point of orientation for post-modern applied linguistics in the third millennium In this article three difficulties in dealing with post-modern applied linguistics are identified, and three reasons are given...
Vrouekarakters in Enkele Prosawerke Van C.M. Van Den Heever. (Research Articles)
Abstract The role of women In some prose works of C.M. van den Heever Re-reading the C.M. van den Heever "classics" Somer (1935) and Laat vrugte (1939) within the framework of Van den Heever criticism through the years, one becomes aware that...
Waardepeilings Van Die Digkuns Van C.M. Van Den Heever. (Research Articles)
Abstract Evaluations of the poetry of C.M. van den Heever This article traces the assessments of the value of the poetic work by the Afrikaans author C.M. van den Heever since the second quarter of the twentieth century. Appreciation of him as...