Browsing Masters Degrees (African Languages) by Title

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  • Account-giving in the narrative of farming in isiXhosa 

    Ralehoko, Refilwe Vincent (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
    The purpose of this study is to examine message production and image restoration in the narratives of isiXhosa-speaking farming communities. According to Gergen (1994), narrative forms – such as the stability narrative, ...

  • Account-giving in the narratives of personal experience in isiZulu 

    Zulu, Corrine Zandile (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    This study explores the theoretical work in articulating the motivations and conditions for account-giving in Isizulu. In this situation, accounts are similar to narratives and can be retained at the level of private ...

  • Account-giving in the narratives of personal experience in Sepedi 

    Sekhoela, William Godwright (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
    The study on accounts examines how people account for the activities and experiences through our personal stories emanating from how they behave in the community, and because of the past stories they tell. The study thus ...

  • 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 ...

  • An analysis of account on love affairs in IsiZulu 

    Shabalala, Brian Christian Thamsanqa (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
    This study explores the theoretical work in the articulation of the motivations and conditions for account-giving in isiZulu. In this context, accounts are similar to narratives and can be retained at the level of private ...

  • An analysis of account on marriage in isiXhosa 

    Somlata, Zakhile (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
    This study deals with the analysis of accounts of marriages in isiXhosa. Gergen (1994) proposes the following aspects that such narratives should cover: structure of narrative account; narrative form; self-narrative: ...

  • Basic emotion in Xitsonga 

    Mabunda, Cecilia Sarah (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
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  • 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 ...

  • Basic emotions in Tshivenda : a cognitive semantic analysis 

    Raphalalani, Matodzi Rebecca (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-03)
    This study presents an investigation of basic emotions in Tshivenda: A cognitive Semantics Analysis. The study starts with a literature review which shows what other scholars say about emotions. The study includes mainly ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Complexity in adult task-based language teaching for specific purposes supporting doctor patient conversation in Xhosa 

    Smitsdorff, Lynelle (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-12)
    The purpose of this study is to apply relevant and up-to-date theories concerning language learning and acquisition to the specific needs of second-language learners of isiXhosa in the field of health sciences through ...

  • Complexity in second language task-based syllabus design for police communication in isiXhosa 

    Du Plessis, Madele (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this thesis is to present an isiXhosa task-based syllabus design for police communication. The aim is to provide a theory-based rationale for syllabus design to teach English- and ...

  • Complexity in task-based course design for Sepedi in police interviews 

    Bergh, Petrus Lodewikus (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
    The purpose of this study is to apply existing theories with regard to second language acquisition in a South African context, in order to address specific needs of Sepedi second language learners in the South African ...

  • Compliance-gaining requests in educational contexts in Xhosa 

    Khuzwayo, Zoleka (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-03)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This Study investigates how favor asking may be expressed in Xhosa. Both favor asking and requesting are situated in a context, where the meaning of each is necessarily driven by the way the interlocutors ...

  • The consumer advice article in Xhosa as genre-text 

    Dlepu, Seziwe Everrette (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2000-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study investigates text properties of the consumer-advice magazine article in Xhosa within the framework of the genre-based approach to literacy and writing. The view of writing as component of the ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...