Masters Degrees (African Languages)

 

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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Gender and culture in the Xhosa novel 

    Simani, Nobathembu Alicia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examines gender and culture in L.L. Ngewu's novel, Koda kube nini na? The aim is to examine the influence of culture on how women and men as characters are portrayed. The study is motivated ...

  • Framework for a task-based approach to the teaching of Xhosa as a second language for local government purposes 

    Venter, Edith Christina (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to apply contemporary theories about language and language learning in a South African and Western Cape context in order to address the specific needs of isiXhosa second ...

  • Culture and womanhood in Uhambo lwenkululeko 

    Mntanga, Overman Mziwakhe (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study examines issues of culture in Mcani's drama Uhambo Lwenkululeko (Journey of Freedom). Following Bauerlein (1997:63), it is argued that the study of women in literature forces a critical ...

  • Culture and gender in Mayosi's Iqhina Lomtshato 

    Rawana, Thelma Nontathu (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The issues of culture and gender are not a well researched subject in Xhosa literature. So far there is one doctoral research study by Mtuze (1990) conducted on prose works of 1909 - 1980. This study ...

  • Complaints and responses in selected Tshivenda dramas 

    Phungo, Muthuphei Joseph (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: When we consider the total number of complaints, which have been used in the selected Tshivenda dramas, we find that the drama ZWO ITWA has the most complaints. i.e. 24.8% of complaints in the six ...

  • A genre-based approach to the analysis of sports celebrity texts in Xhosa 

    Ganca, Zanodumo Victor (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores the nature of writing instruction which can improve the writing skills of learners as it also takes into account the learners needs. The main aim is to apply the genrebased approach ...

  • Ukuvezwa kwabalingiswa kumanoveli wesiZulu amane ka 1990 

    Madi, S'Bongile Emmily (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This work investigates characterisation in four modern Zulu novels. The objective of the study is to examine whether or not there is development in the portrayal of characters in recently published ...

  • The representation of phonetic-phonological information in Nguni dictionaries 

    Shoba, F. M. (Feziwe Martha) (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The concern of the study of phonetics and phonology is the speech sounds of languages. Phonetics is concerned with the description and the classification of speech sounds. Phonology, on the other hand ...

  • The noun and the dictionary in Tshivenda 

    Tshikota, Shumani Leonard (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The lemmatisation of nouns in African and Non-African language dictionaries is investigated with a view to account for the development of a theoretical framework of how nouns could be lemmatised in a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Nasal strengthening in Northern Sotho 

    Maepa, Mafotha Charles (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study focuses on the phonological process of Nasal Strengthening in Northern Sotho. It sets out to employ two phonological models to describe the phenomenon in order to determine which model ...

  • Imiba yentlalo nenkcubeko kwizibongo zeenkosi ezintathu zamaxhosa 

    Mbambo, Mncedi (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examines the socio-cultural issues in the praise poems of three Xhosa chiefs, namely, Nkosi Whyte Lent Mbali Maqoma of the amaJingqi, Nkosi Doyle Mpuhle Jongilanga of Dushane of Ndlambe and ...

  • Imixholo yentlalo nopolitiko kwisihobe sikashasha 

    Sibula, Pumlani Merrington (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study of socio-political issues examines Shasha's poetry. Chapter One is the introduction of this study and states the central aim of the study, the scope of the study, as well as the thematic ...

  • Duurverskynsels by enkelvoudige nasale en komplekse nasaalverbindings in Xhosa 

    Olivier, Iolanda (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this assignment durational features in singular nasals and complex nasal combinations in Xhosa are studied. The focus is on durational differences between single nasals, nasals in combination with ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Characterization in selected Xhosa novels of the 90's 

    Dokolwane, Kutala Primrose (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examines the portrayal of characters in four Xhosa novels of the 1990s. The objective is to found out whether or not characterization in the Xhosa novels of the 1990s improves. This is done ...

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