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  • 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 ...
  • Role played by Swazi literature in preserving and promoting the culture of Swazi people 

    Pato, Jabulani Sabelo Jarreth (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The prime concern of this study is to give evidence that Swazi literature has been used to promote and preserve the culture of the Swazi people. With the changing times, Swazi culture losing its sting, ...
  • The effects of persuasion in W.K. Tamsanqa's (1958) Buzani Kubawo and A.M. Mmango's (1964) UDike noCikizwa 

    Nozewu, Asithandile Esona (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This is a study that looks at the way in which parents persuade their children into arranged marriages as well as the psychological effects that such an act has on the children in selected isiXhosa literary ...
  • The societal voice in Swazi children's oral poetry 

    Antones-Dlamini, Rachel Tengetile (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Swazi children’s oral poetry consists of lullabies, rhymes, games and chants, which are recited by young children at home or in school. Lullabies are sung by mothers and baby minders for the purpose of ...
  • Uhlalutyo lwezincoko ezixoxayo zesiXhosa kumabanga aphezulu esikolo 

    Matshoba, Linda Cecil (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In a period of history when unprecedented attention is given to the importance of literacy, there is a surprising lack of research into the nature of writing development. Myhill (2005), expresses concern ...
  • A genre-theoretic approach to media texts in isiXhosa for teaching academic literacy in secondary school 

    Xeketwana, Andreas Simthembile (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-11)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The development of advanced academic literacy skills during primary and secondary schooling has been well researched as a crucial factor in achieving educational success and improving subsequent opportunities ...
  • A genre-based approach to teaching writing across the curriculum in Siswati in South African schools 

    Khanyile, Busie Minah (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Linguistic scholars have been exploring an effective, contextual and multidisciplinary approach to language education, following the global increase in multilingual societies. This study aims to explore ...
  • A comparative study of six Xhosa radio dramas 

    Makosana, Nomkhitha Ethley (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1991-11)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study is based on the comparison of six Xhosa radio dramas spanning the period 1987 and 1988. The main objective is to investigate the strengths and weaknesses which manifest themselves in the dramas. ...
  • The reciprocal in Xhosa 

    Qamata, Nomfundo Kholeka (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1990-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This work explores the interrelated morpho-phonological, syntactfr · and semantic features of the affix -AN- as a reciprocal affix in Xhosa. Chapter II examines the way in which some previous studies ...
  • The use of metaphor in J. J. R. Jolobe's Umyezo 

    Jadezweni, Mhlobo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1987-01)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study seeks to explore the use of metaphors in J.J.R. Jolobe's UMYEZO. It examines the selection of noun and verb metaphors as well as the comparisons used in these metaphors. The meaning which ...
  • 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 ...
  • A comparison between applicative and non-applicative distransitive verbs in Xhosa 

    Dyubeni, Nandipha Nomgcobo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1993-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The main aim of this study is to compare the grammatical relationship between the applicative and non-applicative ditransitive verbs in Xhosa and to establish whether they are treated similarly or ...
  • Implicit argument constructions in Venda 

    Tshithukhe, Azwihangwisi Seth (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1997-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores the implicit argument in Venda. It concentrates on the omissibility of overt arguments in a range of constructions in Venda. Section one, the introduction of this study project, ...
  • Die fonologie en morfologie van westelike Shona 

    Wentzel, Petrus Johannes (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1961-12)
    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Dit is nodig geag om hierdie navorsingswerk oor Weste like Shona te doen aangesien daar nog baie weinig op we tenskaplike basis, of andersins, in die verband gepubl iseer is . Doke het in 1929 ...
  • Uhlalutyo lwee-akhawunti zopolitiko emzantsi Afrika 

    Dantile, Julius Jabavu Thami (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examines the effectiveness and inducement of political rhetoric in South African context. Political discourse has become more significant in South Africa since the sanction of a democratic ...
  • Uhlalutyo lwesemantiki yelekhisikoni yesenzi sentshukumo u-phuma kwisixhosa 

    Yekiwe, Mpumezo Martin (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores the lexical semantic analysis of motion verb - phuma in Xhosa. In Chapter 1 the aim of the study is stated. Properties about the lexical semantic analysis of the verb -phuma as well ...
  • Uhlahlelo-mhlahlandlela lwemibhalo yegeneri yezepolitiki ephephandabeni lesiZulu 

    Ntshalintshali, Dlezakhe Simon (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to do an in-depth analysis of genre-texts of political articles in newspapers. The genre theoretical approach is employed as framework for analysing the linguistic, rhetorical ...
  • The polysemy of selected motion verbs in Sesotho 

    Ngozo, Khulu Nicodemus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The subject of this study is the polysemy of the motion verbs in Sesotho. Motion verbs can be classified as verbs of process or transition. This study examines the semantic and the syntactic properties ...
  • The classificatory system of human features in Sesotho 

    Mokhokhoba, Mamotheba Mataelo. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The classificatory system for features of humans in Sesotho has been investigated to show the unique nature of such human features. There are various models to handle the lexicon of a language and one ...
  • Syllable structure processes in Northern Sotho : a linear and non-linear phonological analysis 

    Madigoe, Mashikane William (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study intends to describe and explain syllable structure processes in Northern Sotho. It deals with phonological processes such as vowel deletion, semivocalization and semivowel insertion. The major ...

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