• Descriptive nominal modifiers in Setswana 

      Theledi, Kgomotso Mothokhumo Ambitious (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study focused on three descriptive nominal modifiers which specify the attributes of nouns, i.e. the morphological adjective, the relative clause and the descriptive possessive. The morphological ...
    • Deverbal nominals in Xhosa 

      Mletshe, Loyiso Kevin (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The relationship between deverbative noun classification and their effect on the semantic meaning of the derived deverbal nominal has been the focus of many studies in linguistics, with special reference ...
    • Deverbal nominals in Xitsonga 

      Hlungwani, Madala Crous (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study investigates the nature of Xitsonga deverbatives that are derived from three types of syntactic verbs, namely intransitive verbs, monotranstive verbs and ditransitive verbs .The aim is ...
    • The discourse of conflict : an appraisal analysis of newspaper genres in English and Runyankore-Rukiga in Uganda (2001-2010) 

      Mugumya, Levis (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores generic properties of hard news reports and editorials and the nature of linguistic devices invoked by journalists to communicate issues of conflict in Uganda. It describes the textual ...
    • Event structure in Zulu 

      Sithole, Nomsa Veronica (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study deals with three interrelated types of information about sentences in Zulu, i.e. situation aspect or events, viewpoint aspect which includes i.a. the perfective and imperfective aspect and ...
    • The expression of aspect in Sesotho 

      Motsei, Anastacia Sara (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The expression of aspect in Sesotho within the framework of the principles, properties and mechanisms of three different components of grammar, i.e. the syntactic, morphological and semantic components, ...
    • Focus on form in a framework for task-based Xhosa instruction in a specific purposes multimedia curriculum 

      Steenkamp, Andries Willem (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      This study explores how focus on form can be included by means of computer within a task-based approach to the teaching of as specific purposes isiXhosa course for student teachers ...
    • A genre analysis of texts in Xitsonga 

      Mdumela, Tsakani Amos (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The recent introduction of the outcomes-based curriculum for the learning field language, literacy and communication has revealed a number of essential areas of research in African languages that ...
    • A genre-based approach to writing across the curriculum in isiXhosa in the Cape Peninsula schools 

      Mali-Jali, Nomfundo (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
      This study aims to investigate properties of writing relating to genre-based literacy in isiXhosa as a first language (that is, as home language) for Grade eleven learners. The research investigates the problem of writing ...
    • Influence goals in seeking compliance in persuasive messages in isiXhosa 

      Ralarala, Monwabisi Knowledge (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: It has been observed in human interaction within our social milieu that individuals make attempts from time to time to influence others in order to accomplish their goals. The scholarly interest in the ...
    • Interaction goals in political accounts in isiXhosa 

      Mokapela, Sebolelo Agnes (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
      This study deals with research that has been conducted within three government departments (Education, Health and Social Development) that form part of the social needs cluster in the Province of the Eastern Cape. Five ...
    • The internal syntax of the Chimakonde determiner phrase 

      Makanjila, Dominick (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch UniversityStellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In the Government-and-Binding theory of generative syntax (cf. Chomsky, 1981), it was posited that a functional head D(eterminer) heads a noun phrase (NP). This view is referred to as a Determiner Phrase ...
    • Intrusive stop formation in Zulu : an application of Feature Geometry Theory 

      Naidoo, Shamila (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2005-12)
      This study investigates the Intrusive Stop Formation process in Zulu. In this process an intrusive stop arises when a nasal and fricative are juxtaposed resulting in the following seven affricate sounds /þf’, {v, ts’, ...
    • Lexical semantics and deverbal nominalisations in Sesotho 

      Phindane, Pule Alexis (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2008-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: In this dissertation, the semantic and syntactic properties of deverbatives are analyzed in the context of Generative Lexicon theory, which is a model of lexical semantics. The aim of the analysis ...
    • Lexical-semantic and morpho-syntactic properties of English loanwords in Sukuma 

      Luhende, Paul Joseph (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates the lexical-semantic and morpho-syntactic properties of English loanwords in Sukuma in the domains of the Determiner Phrase DP, Inflectional Phrase IP and Verb Phrase VP. The primary ...
    • Metaphor in TshiVenda 

      Netshisaulu, Nthambeleni Charles (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates the cognitive, conceptual, linguistic, communicative and cultural nature of metaphors in Tshivenḓa in spoken discourse within the framework of conceptual metaphor theory extended ...
    • Narratives of identity and sociocultural worldview in song texts of the Ham of Nigeria: A discourse analysis investigation 

      John, Philip Hayab (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation investigates the social and linguistic communicative resources of spoken discourse embedded in the lyrics of the songs produced by members of the Nigerian Ham, the Hyam linguistic heritage ...
    • The narrativization of post-2000 Zimbabwe in the Shona popular song-genre : an appraisal approach 

      Musiyiwa, Mickias (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study explores the post-2000 popular song genre (expressed in Shona) in order to analyze its rhetorical potential in its appropriation as a medium for the construction and contestation of meanings ...
    • Negation in Sesotho 

      Malete, Elias Nyefolo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
      English Abstract: This research project examines the syntax of negative sentence constructions in Sesotho and explores implications of the empirical data on negation within the framework of the Minimalist Program. ...
    • Nominal inflectional categories of Tshivenda 

      Nekhumbe, Mudivhani Gilbert (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores the four nominal inflectional categories which are identified in morphology, i.e. case, noun class, agreement and number in Tshiven~a. This study also examines Determiner Phrase, ...