Masters Degrees (African Languages)

 

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  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Isenzo sentetho yesingxengxezo kwimeko yasesikolweni 

    Nkunzi, Vuyani Allois (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of the study is to examine the phenomenon of politeness in isiXhosa discourse within the speech acts of apology and complaint. Politeness is evidenced where nonverbal and verbal actions work ...

  • Cultural issues in Nonyana ya tshepo 

    Letlala, Bahedile David (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examines the aspect of culture and gender in N.S. Zulu's novel Nonyana ya tshepo (The bird of hope) (1997). The approach shall be based on the study of culture and gender representation of ...

  • A study of JJR Jolobe's selected children's rhymes 

    Mbukushe, Fundiwe Doreen. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study identifies the predominant features in JJR Jolobe's children's poetry (rhymes). Another purpose well worth considering is the impact poems can have on children's language because poetry is ...

  • A genre-based analysis of the society issue magazine text in Sesotho 

    Kathekiso, J. M. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores the text-linguistic and genre-analytic properties of Sesotho magazine texts on society issues. In particular, the model of text construction postulated by Grabe and Kaplan (1996) is ...

  • A genre-based pedagogical approach to teaching writing with reference to isiZulu texts 

    Zondi, Wilson Thembinkosi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This assignment examines isiZulu texts within the framework of text-linguistic theories by various scholars and researchers, which illustrate linguistic elements that can be incorporated into the ...

  • A genre-theoretic analysis of sports articles in Tshivenda 

    Munyai, Ndwamato Robert (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis employs the theoretical framework of text construction advanced by Grabe and Kaplan (1996) for the analysis of sports articles in BONA magazine. The theory employed in this study includes ...

  • Uhlobo lwengcingane yohahlelo yenkcazelo yezentlalo kwimbalo zesixhosa 

    Dweba, Constance Xoliswa (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates the genre-theoretic analystic properties of social commentary texts in isiXhosa which are extracted from the Bona magazine. These five articles are genres which all just deal ...

  • Ukungquzulana lwenkcubeko yemveli neyasentshona kwi-ingqumbo yeminyanya / ukuba ndandazile 

    Cata, Zolani Theo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores the cultural conflict between the Western and African cultures in two Xhosa novels. The two novels investigated in this study are Ingqumbo yeminyanya by A.C. Jordan and Ukuba ...

  • Umyalezo olukuhlayo ekutshintsheni umzantsi Afrika 

    Mkumatela, Nombulelo Queen (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study concentrates on the critical evaluation of persuasive messages. In doing this, four articles have been analysed according to two premises namely: the content premises and the process ...

  • Umyalezo olukuhlayo ekuvuseleleni i-Afrika 

    Martins, Luvuyo Shaun; New Partnership for Africa's Development (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study is about the persuasive message towards the Millennium African Recovery Plan, which is known today as New Partnership for African Development. It is divided into five chapters. The first ...

  • The speech act of greetings in Tshivenda 

    Sibadela, Joyce Mukhethoni (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The use of interpersonal verbal routines such as greetings is a universal phenomenon of human languages. All human speech communities have such formulas, although their character and the incidence of ...

  • The speech act of apology in Tshivenda educational contexts 

    Makhado, Avhatakali Jonathan (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An apology in Tshivenda is offered when an individual has violated a social norm or want to restore any form of a complainable. When it is given, it serves as a remedial work, designed to smooth over ...

  • The personal perspective essay in Xhosa as reflection of the writing competence of grade 12 learners 

    Fongoqa, Nobatwa Virginia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores a theoretical framework of language competence with reference to the teaching and learning of writing in Xhosa grade 12. The teaching of writing attempts to develop writing skills ...

  • The polysemy of motion verbs in Xitsonga 

    Baloyi, Sikheto Samual (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores selected motion verbs in Xitsonga within the framework of lexical sementics postulated by Pustejovsky (1995). This study examines the polysemy of the respective selected motion verbs ...

  • 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. ...

  • St J Page Yako's poetry of prominent people 

    Stengile, Msuthukazi Nontuthuzelo Unity; Yako, St. J. PageIkhwezi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study is divided into five chapters. The first chapter which marks the introductory chapter deals with the general introduction to the entire study, the scope of the study, statement of the aim ...

  • Palatalization and labialization in Tshivenda : a linear and non-linear phonological analysis 

    Nemakhavhani, Daniel Phuluwani (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study focuses on two phonological processes occurring in Venda, i.e. on palatalization and labialization. Two phonological models are applied to describe these phenomena: a traditional (linear) ...

  • Nasal assimilation and related processes in Tshivenda : a linear and non-linear phonological analysis 

    Radzhadzhi, Musiiwa Aaron (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study focuses on nasal strengthening and nasal assimilation processes in Tshivenda. Two phonological models are applied in order to present credible descriptions and explanations of these phenomena. ...

  • Ijenda namasiko kumanoveli wesiZulu 

    Malaza, Thembekile Gladys (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examines the portrayal of women characters in two postcolonial Zulu novels: Asikho ndawo bakithi (1996) and Itshwe/e lempangele (1998). The study is approached from a feminist theoretical ...

  • Isini nenkcubeko kwiincwadi zedrama zesiXhosa' 

    Malahla, Melikhaya (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examines gender relations in four Xhosa drama books. It aims at establishing the influence of culture on gender representations of female and male characters. Culture is observed in the context ...

  • Images of women in Unyana womntu 

    Matshoba, Linda Cecil (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates the role of women in the Xhosa novel, Unyana Womntu, written by Saule. The main aim is to investigate how images of women have developed or deteriorated as a result of the changes ...

  • Indlela ababunjwe ngayo abafazi kwiincwadi zedrama ZesiXhosa 

    Ngqase, Fikiswa Freelance; Mtuze, P. T. Umdlanga; Mkonto, B. B. Inzonzobila; Lamati, M. Indlal'inamanyala; Nami, T. A. Inxeba Lenkosi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examines representations of women in four Xhosa drama books, thus aiming at highlighting the interplay between culture and women's social space. A comparative approach is used to review the ...

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