• Appraisal and evaluation in Zimbabwean parliamentary discourse and its representation in newspaper articles 

      Jakaza, Ernest (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: “Unofananidza Jesu naKombayi here? (Lit. Are you comparing Jesus with Kombayi?) (Condolences on the death of Senator Patrick Kombayi, 28th July 2009, Appendix B4, line 350) This Shona interjection during ...
    • Argument quality in Tanzanian parliamentary discourse in Kiswahili in budget speeches and debates 

      Nyanda, Davis (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
      ENLGISH SUMMARY: The present study examines the nature of argument quality properties in Tanzanian parliamentary discourse in Kiswahili. The study applies the pragma-dialectical theory to analyse two Annual Budget Speeches ...
    • Argument realization, causation and event semantics in Kiwoso 

      Mallya, Aurelia (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates the properties of change of state and change of location/position verbs in relation to argument realization, (anti-)causative alternation, and event semantics in Kiwoso. To execute ...
    • Argumentation in doctor-patient consultations in EkeGusii: A pragma-dialectical approach 

      Basweti, Nobert Ombati (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This dissertation investigates the argumentative discourse of (Eke)Gusii doctor-patient consultations in Kenya using the framework of the extended pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation. The study ...
    • The causative and anticausative alternation in Kikongo (Kizombo) 

      Fernando, Mbiavanga (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates the applicability and suitability of the syntactic decomposition approach to account for the causative and anticausative alternation in Kikongo (Kizombo) in terms of the structural ...
    • Cognitive and linguistic complexity in an isiZulu task-based computer-assisted language-learning syllabus for health sciences students 

      Gokool, Roshni (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Effective doctor-patient communication is one of the key components entrenched in health sciences curriculum of universities in South Africa. With most patients speaking isiZulu as their mother tongue ...
    • Cognitive task analysis in task-based syllabus design for the teaching and learning of Kiswahili as a second language in Ugandan secondary schools 

      Jjingo, Caesar (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The genesis of this theoretically informed dissertation is motivated by researcher’s need to explore both available and suitable conventional teaching and learning practices that are globally accepted ...
    • A complex system of complex predicates: tense, taxis, aspect and mood in Basse Mandinka from a grammaticalisation and cognitive perspective 

      Andrason, Alexander (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The present work analyses the Basse Mandinka tense-taxis-aspect-mood verbal system within the framework of cognitive and grammaticalisation linguistics and from the perspective of complexity theory. The ...
    • Complexity in task-based language teaching and learning of isiXhosa as a second language in primary schools 

      Minas, Edith Christina (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to investigate complexity in isiXhosa task-based second language (L2) learning and teaching in the Eastern Cape and South African primary school intermediate phase context in ...
    • The compound noun in Northern Sotho 

      Mphasha, Lekau Eleazar (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2006-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores the various elements which appear in compound nouns in Northern Sotho. The purpose of this study fill in an important gap in the Northern Sotho language studies as regards the ...
    • Deceptive message production in TshiVenda 

      Sikhwari, Matodzi Godfrey (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Specific deceptive messages in Tshivenda were collected and subsequently analysed according to a methodology which is regularly used in deceptive message production. Forty deceptive messages were randomly ...
    • The deficient verb in Xitsonga 

      Nxumalo, Ntiyiso Elijah (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2004-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study examines the morpho-syntactic and semantic properties, specifically tense and aspectual properties, of deficient verbs in Xitsonga. Various properties of deficient verbs have given rise to a ...
    • Definiteness and specificity in Runyankore-Rukiga 

      Asiimwe, Allen (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study investigates the manifestations of the universal categories of (in)definiteness and (non-)specificity in the Runyankore-Rukiga determiner phrase by means of discourse-pragmatic and morpho-syntactic ...
    • Definiteness in Northern Sotho 

      Mojapelo, Mampaka Lydia (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2007-12)
      Definiteness is generally viewed as a morpho-syntactic category. It is grammatically marked by articles in languages such as English, but not all languages have a formal grammatical encoding for this category. The nominal ...
    • 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, ...