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Ngcobo, Mtholeni. 2013. Loan words classification in isiZulu: The need for a sociolinguistic approach. Language Matters: Studies in the Languages of Africa 44 (1) : 21–38.
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The relatively flexible loanword classification in isiZulu is based on sociolinguistic premises, in contrast to former classification views drawing mainly from English and Afrikaans. A spoken corpus-based method is used and there is a comparison with isiXhosa.