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  • The narrativization of post-2000 Zimbabwe in the Shona popular song-genre : an appraisal approach 

    Musiyiwa, Mickias (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study explores the post-2000 popular song genre (expressed in Shona) in order to analyze its rhetorical potential in its appropriation as a medium for the construction and contestation of meanings ...
  • The discourse of conflict : an appraisal analysis of newspaper genres in English and Runyankore-Rukiga in Uganda (2001-2010) 

    Mugumya, Levis (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores generic properties of hard news reports and editorials and the nature of linguistic devices invoked by journalists to communicate issues of conflict in Uganda. It describes the textual ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The reporter voice and objectivity in cross-linguistic reporting of controversial news in Zimbabwean newspapers : an appraisal approach 

    Sabao, Collen (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The dissertation is a comparative analysis of the structural (generic/cognitive) and ideological properties of Zimbabwean news reports in English, Shona and Ndebele, focusing specifically on the examination ...
  • Participation and decision making in Luganda : an appraisal and genre-theoretic investigation of spoken discourse at community development project meetings 

    Kabugo, Merit Ronald (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: If they don’t come out clearly to show us the true picture of different areas, it means that some areas that do not get the weather forecast cannot profit from their farming activities. This pushes our ...
  • Metaphor in TshiVenda 

    Netshisaulu, Nthambeleni Charles (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates the cognitive, conceptual, linguistic, communicative and cultural nature of metaphors in Tshivenḓa in spoken discourse within the framework of conceptual metaphor theory extended ...
  • Deverbal nominals in Xitsonga 

    Hlungwani, Madala Crous (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study investigates the nature of Xitsonga deverbatives that are derived from three types of syntactic verbs, namely intransitive verbs, monotranstive verbs and ditransitive verbs .The aim is ...
  • Lexical semantics and deverbal nominalisations in Sesotho 

    Phindane, Pule Alexis (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this dissertation, the semantic and syntactic properties of deverbatives are analyzed in the context of Generative Lexicon theory, which is a model of lexical semantics. The aim of the analysis ...
  • Tragedy in selected Sesotho novels 

    Mohatlane, Edwin Joseph (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The object of this study is to examine the expression of tragedy in randomly selected Sesotho novels in two major periods, namely the early period (1925 to 1970s) and the later period (1970s to 1990s). ...
  • Deverbal nominals in Xhosa 

    Mletshe, Loyiso Kevin (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The relationship between deverbative noun classification and their effect on the semantic meaning of the derived deverbal nominal has been the focus of many studies in linguistics, with special reference ...
  • Influence goals in seeking compliance in persuasive messages in isiXhosa 

    Ralarala, Monwabisi Knowledge (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: It has been observed in human interaction within our social milieu that individuals make attempts from time to time to influence others in order to accomplish their goals. The scholarly interest in the ...
  • The expression of aspect in Sesotho 

    Motsei, Anastacia Sara (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The expression of aspect in Sesotho within the framework of the principles, properties and mechanisms of three different components of grammar, i.e. the syntactic, morphological and semantic components, ...
  • Deceptive message production in TshiVenda 

    Sikhwari, Matodzi Godfrey (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Specific deceptive messages in Tshivenda were collected and subsequently analysed according to a methodology which is regularly used in deceptive message production. Forty deceptive messages were randomly ...
  • Persuasion in selected Sesotho drama texts 

    Moorosi, Mabitle (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examined persuasion in selected drama texts from the literary period 1981 to 2006. The selection was organised through the examination of two such texts in each of the following three periods: • ...
  • Focus on form in a framework for task-based Xhosa instruction in a specific purposes multimedia curriculum 

    Steenkamp, Andries Willem (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
    This study explores how focus on form can be included by means of computer within a task-based approach to the teaching of as specific purposes isiXhosa course for student teachers ...
  • The compound noun in Northern Sotho 

    Mphasha, Lekau Eleazar (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores the various elements which appear in compound nouns in Northern Sotho. The purpose of this study fill in an important gap in the Northern Sotho language studies as regards the ...
  • Intrusive stop formation in Zulu : an application of Feature Geometry Theory 

    Naidoo, Shamila (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
    This study investigates the Intrusive Stop Formation process in Zulu. In this process an intrusive stop arises when a nasal and fricative are juxtaposed resulting in the following seven affricate sounds /þf’, {v, ts’, ...
  • Interaction goals in political accounts in isiXhosa 

    Mokapela, Sebolelo Agnes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
    This study deals with research that has been conducted within three government departments (Education, Health and Social Development) that form part of the social needs cluster in the Province of the Eastern Cape. Five ...
  • Phonetic and phonological aspects of Civili vowel duration : an experimental approach 

    Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, Hugues Steve (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation is an experimental investigation of vowel duration. It focuses on phonetic and phonological aspects of vowel duration in Civili, and African language spoken in Gabon and some of its ...