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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 ...

    • Active, passive and neuter-passive verb constructions in Oshindonga: Argument alternation and event structure properties 

      Shiwanda, Simon (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examines the argument alternations and event structure properties of active, passive and neuter-passive of various verb classes in Oshindonga and also to develop a more formal syntactic and ...

    • The adjective in isiZulu 

      Mngadi, Nomusa Esther (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1999-12)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: This study deals with the syntax as well as the semantics of the adjective in isiZulu. The categories with the meaning of an adjective which may be used to modify a noun are identified. It is seen that ...

    • 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 ...

    • Argument realization, causation and event semantics in Kiwoso 

      Mallya, Aurelia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates the properties of change of state and change of location/position verbs in relation to argument realization, (anti-)causative alternation, and event semantics in Kiwoso. To execute ...

    • The argument structure of deverbal nominals in Venda 

      Mandoma, Thiathu Joseph (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1994-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: This study investigates the structure of deverbal event nominals in Venda. The central aim of this study is to investigate the syntactic projection or realization of arguments in the argument structure ...

    • Basic emotion in Xitsonga 

      Mabunda, Cecilia Sarah (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
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    • 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 ...