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  • 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. ...
  • Bosch, Sonja E. (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 1988)
    Bantu languages have a number of grammatical genders which are paired into singular/plural classes. The purpose of this article is to find solutions for some of the agreement arising from the conjunction of two or more ...
  • 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. (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 1993)
    A typological study of a language family can throw light on specific linguistic issues in a language belonging to such a family.In Zulu there is for instance uncertainty regarding the use of the object agreement marker in ...
  • Madiba, Mbulungeni Ronald (1994-01)
    This study deals with the influence of other languages on Venda. It begins by looking at the various contact situations and then analyses the adaptation of foreign linguistic forms and their impact on the Venda language. ...
  • Bosch, Sonja E. (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 1997)
    The aim of this article is to trace some of the possible origins of the possessive particle -ka- in Zulu, which occurs when the possessor noun is a noun of class 1a.Research done so far on the nature of -ka-,does not provide ...
  • Sebate, Phaladi Moses (1999-06)
    Chapter One of this thesis investigates the growth and development of the Tswana short story. It commences with an evaluation of studies done on this genre and proceeds to a brief exposition of the Tswana short stories ...
  • Bosch, Sonja E.; Prinsloo, D.J. (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2002)
    This article focuses on morphological and semantic analysis as well as lexicographic treatment of a specific type of compound noun whose initial part is a so-called 'abbreviated noun', which in the case of Zulu is -so- or ...
  • 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 ...
  • Tsiu, M. W. (Moruti William), 1944- (2002-01)
    Basotho family odes (diboko) form part of oral literature, and refer to names of families, clans or totems. They constitute poetic compositions conveying information about clans' historical origin, philosophy and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mojapelo, Mampaka L. (African Language Association of Southern Africa., 2003)
    This article investigates the nature and occurrence of external arguments of weather verbs in Northern Sotho, with specific reference to the unaccusative hypothesis. Weather verbs are unaccusative Their surface structure ...
  • Mathye, Hlamalani Ruth (2003-06-30)
    This dissertation is a critical examination of selected Tsonga novels by male and female writers. Positive and negative images of women by these authors are analysed, compared and evaluated from a feminist perspective. ...
  • 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.; Roald, Eiselen (UNISA, 2005)
    This paper shows how morphological analysis contributes to solving the challenges posed by the development of a spelling checker for an agglutinative language like isiZulu. It demonstrates how the incremental implementation ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jones, J.; Bosch, Sonja E.; Pretorius, Laurette; Prinsloo, D.J. (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2005)
    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 ...
  • Kosch, Ingeborg M. (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2005)
    This article probes into the nature of discontinuous elements in the morphology of some African languages, but in Northem Sotho in particular. The discussion is conducted against the backdrop of two principles which are ...

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