• 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 ...
    • Space and characterization in Sesotho novels 

      Moeketsi, Solomon Monare (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examines space and characterization in Sesotho novels focussing on three main categories such as the space of travelling characters; the space of migrating characters; and the space as an ...
    • Strategic maneuvering in the 2015 tanzanian presidential election campaign speeches: a pragma-dialectical perspective 

      Mwombeki, Gaspardus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The study investigates strategic maneuvering in the 2015 Tanzanian presidential campaign speeches of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA)/Umoja wa Katiba ya Wananchi ...
    • 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 ...
    • Tragedy in selected Sesotho novels 

      Mohatlane, Edwin Joseph (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2002-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The object of this study is to examine the expression of tragedy in randomly selected Sesotho novels in two major periods, namely the early period (1925 to 1970s) and the later period (1970s to 1990s). ...
    • Tragic expression in selected Xhosa literary works 

      Jafta, Dorcas Nompumelelo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1996-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: This study Jives an exposion of how the tragic is expressed in Xhosa. A selection of written works is examined. As a starting point the Aristotelian approach is given but the work emphesises the world ...
    • Women in Xhosa drama : dramatic and cultural perspectives 

      Satyo, Priscilla Nomsa (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study aims at highlighting a crucial aspect of Xhosa drama: The portrayal of the role women have been forced culturally to assume in society. A selection of Xhosa plays from three periods (1958 - ...