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    • Account-giving in the narrative of farming in isiXhosa 

      Ralehoko, Refilwe Vincent (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      The purpose of this study is to examine message production and image restoration in the narratives of isiXhosa-speaking farming communities. According to Gergen (1994), narrative forms – such as the stability narrative, ...

    • Account-giving in the narratives of abuse in isiXhosa 

      Mokapela, Sebolelo Agnes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores the theoretical work in articulating the motivations and conditions for account-giving in isiXhosa in relation to image restoration. This emotional and behavioural rehabilitation is ...

    • Account-giving in the narratives of personal experience in isiZulu 

      Zulu, Corrine Zandile (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      This study explores the theoretical work in articulating the motivations and conditions for account-giving in Isizulu. In this situation, accounts are similar to narratives and can be retained at the level of private ...

    • Account-giving in the narratives of personal experience in Sepedi 

      Sekhoela, William Godwright (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      The study on accounts examines how people account for the activities and experiences through our personal stories emanating from how they behave in the community, and because of the past stories they tell. The study thus ...

    • The adjective in Tshivenda 

      Mutheiwana, Humbulani Doris (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this study the adjective constructions in Tshiven~a are investigated within a set of criteria in order to characterize the adjectival category and to differentiate it from other categories. An adjective ...

    • The adjective in Xhosa 

      Bottoman, Ntombesizwe (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Adjectives in Xhosa represent a small, closed class of descriptive nominal modifiers, which are categorized as the adjective because of their morphological behaviour, i.e. they all have to appear with ...

    • Adjectives in Northern Sotho 

      Mphasha, Lekau Eleazar (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This research investigates the adjective in Northern Sotho. The entire research indicates that adjectives form a closed system and are morphologically marked with a noun class prefix in Northern Sotho. ...

    • African languages in a new linguistic dispensation : challenges for research and teaching at universities 

      Visser, Mariana (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-04)
      Marianna Visser was born in 1957 and matriculated at Framesby High School in Port Elizabeth. Her tertiary studies commenced in 1976 at Stellenbosch University, where she obtained her BA in 1978, and her BA Honours (cum ...

    • An analysis of account on love affairs in IsiZulu 

      Shabalala, Brian Christian Thamsanqa (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      This study explores the theoretical work in the articulation of the motivations and conditions for account-giving in isiZulu. In this context, accounts are similar to narratives and can be retained at the level of private ...

    • An analysis of account on marriage in isiXhosa 

      Somlata, Zakhile (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
      This study deals with the analysis of accounts of marriages in isiXhosa. Gergen (1994) proposes the following aspects that such narratives should cover: structure of narrative account; narrative form; self-narrative: ...

    • An analysis of the sports promotion text in Xhosa 

      Mbena, Siphokazi Grissel (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores how the theoretical framework pertaining to reading as advanced by Davies (1995) can be employed to develop reading skills in Xhosa and to assist learners to see reading as a process. ...

    • Appraisal and evaluation in Zimbabwean parliamentary discourse and its representation in newspaper articles 

      Jakaza, Ernest (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: “Unofananidza Jesu naKombayi here? (Lit. Are you comparing Jesus with Kombayi?) (Condolences on the death of Senator Patrick Kombayi, 28th July 2009, Appendix B4, line 350) This Shona interjection during ...

    • Basic emotion in Xitsonga 

      Mabunda, Cecilia Sarah (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
      Please refer to full text for abstract

    • Basic emotion words in Sesotho 

      Mlangeni, Khatamela Christopher (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to identify the basic emotion verbs in Sesotho. Five basic emotions verb are identified: anger, anxiety, disgust, sadness, and fear. The verbs, expressions, as well as ...

    • Basic emotions in Tshivenda : a cognitive semantic analysis 

      Raphalalani, Matodzi Rebecca (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
      This study presents an investigation of basic emotions in Tshivenda: A cognitive Semantics Analysis. The study starts with a literature review which shows what other scholars say about emotions. The study includes mainly ...

    • Break and bend verbs in Sesotho 

      Phindane, Pule Alexis (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The break and bend verbs in Sesotho are investigated with a view to account for the unique properties of these verbs. The study gives a full account of the predicate argument structure of break and ...

    • The break and bend verbs in Tshivenda 

      Mukwevho, Mulatedzi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The thesis is organized into five chapters: the first chapter deals with the aims of the study, the theoretical framework that has been assumed in this study as well as the organisation of the thesis. ...

    • Break and bend verbs in Xitsonga 

      Malungani, Evelyn Tintswalo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The break and bend verbs in Xitsonga forms part of the larger verb class of verbs of change of state. Such verbs show two events, i.e. a process and a transition. These verbs have been investigated in ...

    • The causative and anticausative alternation in Kikongo (Kizombo) 

      Fernando, Mbiavanga (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates the applicability and suitability of the syntactic decomposition approach to account for the causative and anticausative alternation in Kikongo (Kizombo) in terms of the structural ...

    • Characterisation in isiXhosa drama with specific reference to two isiXhosa dramas 

      Nweba, Lena (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The main aim of study is to investigate characterisation in two of Ngewu's dramas. Ngewu's dramas are contemporary and many scholars have not yet had time to research them. The story in the drama Amadada ...