• 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, ...
    • Participation and decision making in Luganda : an appraisal and genre-theoretic investigation of spoken discourse at community development project meetings 

      Kabugo, Merit Ronald (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: If they don’t come out clearly to show us the true picture of different areas, it means that some areas that do not get the weather forecast cannot profit from their farming activities. This pushes our ...
    • Persuasion in compliance-gaining messages in Tshivenda drama texts : A communication theoretic approach to interpersonal interactions 

      Sadiki, Masindi Francina (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of the study was to explore compliance-gaining messages during interpersonal interactions that garner persuasion by critically analysing discourses excerpts from selected Tshivenḓa drama texts. ...
    • Persuasion in selected Sesotho drama texts 

      Moorosi, Mabitle (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examined persuasion in selected drama texts from the literary period 1981 to 2006. The selection was organised through the examination of two such texts in each of the following three periods: • ...
    • Phonetic and phonological aspects of Civili vowel duration : an experimental approach 

      Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, Hugues Steve (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2008-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation is an experimental investigation of vowel duration. It focuses on phonetic and phonological aspects of vowel duration in Civili, and African language spoken in Gabon and some of its ...
    • Politeness theory and requests in Xhosa 

      Dlali, Mawande,1965- (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates how politeness may be employed in requests in Xhosa. While numerous studies on speech act have been conducted in different languages, the investigation of speech acts in African ...
    • Queclaratives in Xhosa : an acoustic and perceptual analysis 

      Jones, Catherine Jacquelynn Julia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Key words: acoustic speech analysis, speech synthesis, speech perception, copulative queclarative, linguistics, psycho linguistics, human language technology This study investigates the notion of ...
    • The reporter voice and objectivity in cross-linguistic reporting of controversial news in Zimbabwean newspapers : an appraisal approach 

      Sabao, Collen (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The dissertation is a comparative analysis of the structural (generic/cognitive) and ideological properties of Zimbabwean news reports in English, Shona and Ndebele, focusing specifically on the examination ...