Browsing Doctoral Degrees (African Languages) by Title

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  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Definiteness and specificity in Runyankore-Rukiga 

    Asiimwe, Allen (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates the manifestations of the universal categories of (in)definiteness and (non-)specificity in the Runyankore-Rukiga determiner phrase by means of discourse-pragmatic and morpho-syntactic ...

  • Definiteness in Northern Sotho 

    Mojapelo, Mampaka Lydia (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
    Definiteness is generally viewed as a morpho-syntactic category. It is grammatically marked by articles in languages such as English, but not all languages have a formal grammatical encoding for this category. The nominal ...

  • Descriptive nominal modifiers in Setswana 

    Theledi, Kgomotso Mothokhumo Ambitious (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study focused on three descriptive nominal modifiers which specify the attributes of nouns, i.e. the morphological adjective, the relative clause and the descriptive possessive. The morphological ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Event structure in Zulu 

    Sithole, Nomsa Veronica (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study deals with three interrelated types of information about sentences in Zulu, i.e. situation aspect or events, viewpoint aspect which includes i.a. the perfective and imperfective aspect and ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • A genre analysis of texts in Xitsonga 

    Mdumela, Tsakani Amos (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The recent introduction of the outcomes-based curriculum for the learning field language, literacy and communication has revealed a number of essential areas of research in African languages that ...

  • A genre-based approach to writing across the curriculum in isiXhosa in the Cape Peninsula schools 

    Mali-Jali, Nomfundo (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
    This study aims to investigate properties of writing relating to genre-based literacy in isiXhosa as a first language (that is, as home language) for Grade eleven learners. The research investigates the problem of writing ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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’, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...