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  • Kosch, Ingeborg M. (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2003)
    The term sandhi is not frequently encountered in discussions of morphophonemic modifications in the traditional grammars of the Bantu languages. It is a term which, even in linguistic research outside of the Bantu language ...
  • Saule, Ncedile (SOUTHERN AFRICAN FOLKLORE SOCIETY(SAFOS), 2011)
    It is strange but not surprising that what Mqhayi wrote about more than hundred years ago still applies and is even more relevant in contemporary contexts. This article, with its main focus on 'traditional poetry and ...
  • Ndove, Mkhancane Daniel (2009-08-25)
    This thesis publicly displays the veracity of witchcraft and superstitious fables, which, many people believe to be irrational in nature. In this analysis, semiotics has been paraded in various versions from chapter to ...
  • Makaudze, Godwin (2009-06)
    Much of what has been researched on Shona fiction has been limited to literature published before independence. The current research endeavours to assess the treatment of socio-economic issues as conveyed through fiction ...
  • Mhute, Isaac (2011-09-23)
    This study delves into the syntactic notion of subject relation in Shona with the aim of characterizing and defining it. This is done through analysing data collected from two of the Shona speaking provinces in Zimbabwe, ...
  • Kosch, Ingeborg M. (African Language Association of Southern Africa., 2004)
    The morpheme is generaliy understood as a unit which has form as well as content, i.e. a physical substance (phonological and phonetic) and a meaning or function within a grammatical system. With reference to examples from ...
  • Bosch, Sonja E.; Pretorius, Laurette (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2002)
    Language resources, by their very nature, serve as a repository oflinguistic knowledge. They are therefore essential in the building and improvement of natural language applications. The aim of this paper is to elaborate ...
  • Matjila, D. S. (Daniel Sekepe), 1961- (2009-06)
    This study is an analysis of Raditladi’s poetry with special emphasis on three aspects, namely, social, cultural and the historical perspectives. Raditladi blends indigenous African and Western influenced themes and forms ...
  • Sekere, Ntaoleng Belina (2009-08-25)
    This work has taken the region of Qwaqwa as a case study. Through this study, the researcher attempted to join in the debate around language varieties that occur as a result of contact between different language groups. ...
  • Matjila, D.S. (African Language Association of Southern Africa., 2007)
    In this article, the relationship between D.M. Mothoagae's poetry and that of other Batswana poets is analysed. Mothoagae's poetry is ingested with citations and echoes of and/or allusions to other Setswana poems. The ...
  • Roux, Justus C.; Bosch, Sonja E. (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2005)
    This Special Issue of the South African Joumal of African Languages is dedicated to Human Language Technologies (HLT), and is the first of its kind in the history of the joumal. It provides an overview of some of the ...
  • Omolola, Bayo Rasheed (2013-11)
    The study examines two selected Yorùbá movies, focuses on the oral tradition, feelings, and messages in them. Its purpose is to show that the classification or categorisation by previous scholars is not limited to Yorùbá ...
  • Chigidi, Willie L. (2009-11)
    This thesis is an in-depth study of Shona fiction about the liberation war in Zimbabwe. It looks at the way Zimbabwe’s liberation war is portrayed in Shona fiction and focuses on the factors that shaped writers’ perspectives ...
  • Bosch, Sonja E. (African Language Association of Southern Africa., 1986)
    Subject agreement with denominal copulatives appears not to be compulsory, as is the case with verbs.Zulu grammarians are not,however,of one mind regarding the usage of the subject concord in denominal copulative constructions. ...
  • Simelane, Simeon Zantshuke (2009-08-25)
    Chapter One orients the reader to the study. The problem statements and concepts are presented and defined. The chapter sets the delimitation and outlines the methodology Chapter Two investigates the different types of ...
  • Mazuruse, Mickson (2010-11)
    The study discusses selected Shona novels‟ depiction of the theme of protest in the post-independence era in Zimbabwe. The ideas that these novels generate on protest are examined in the context of socio-political and ...
  • Grobler, Gerhardus Marthinus Maritz (1989-11)
    One of the major text-oriented movements of the twentieth century, structuralism interests itself in the structural patterns of literary works. Gerard Genette, renowned French structuralist, examined the complex relations ...
  • Bosch, Sonja E.; Pretorius, Laurette (Unisa, 2011)
    This article reports on a practical, semi-automated procedure towards creating a clean, morphologically annotated Zulu corpus of tractable size that could eventually serve both as a gold standard for Zulu computational ...
  • Kolisi, Wiseman (2009-01)
    This research aims to contribute to the improvement of writing in English as a second language in South African schools. It is based on transfer theory: what is known in one language may transfer to another. Much of the ...
  • Mtuze, Kutala Primrose (2009-08-25)
    The thesis deals with one major issue of how the amaXhosa authors reflect change and transition in the lives of their characters in the period under consideration. This change pertains both to the socio-politico-economic ...

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