Masters Degrees (African Languages)

 

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  • Syntactic categories and argument structure in Parakuyo-Maasai 

    Karani, Michael (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigated issues pertaining to the properties of verbal affixes in Parakuyo that give rise to different realizations of the external and internal arguments. The study examines a range of ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

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