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Theses and Dissertations (African Languages)

Theses and Dissertations (African Languages)

 

This is a collection of theses and dissertations submitted since 2003 in electronic format to the University of South Africa in the Department of African Languages.

Recent Submissions

  • Ndlovu, Victor (1997-06)
    The aim of this study was to investigate the strategies used to transfer aspects of culture in the translation of an English novel into Zulu. For this purpose, C.L. S. Nyembezi' s Zulu translation, Lafa Elihle Kakhulu ...
  • Mawela, Agnes (1994-11)
    This study is a comparison of female characters portrayed by different authors in selected Venda novels. Chapter One comprises the aim of the study, approach, life history of authors, comments on their work, a short ...
  • Masuku, Norma (1997-06)
    Chapter 1 is the introductory chapter which gives the aim of study, delimitation, scope and methodology. It further presents critical studies that have been done on Feminism. Chapter 2 is devoted to the Feminist theory, ...
  • Maphumulo, A. M. (2001-06)
    This is a study ofD.RZ. Ntuli's radio trilogy: Isivumelwano, IsivumelwanoEsisha and Ngenxa Yesivumelwano. Since the term trilogy is not a familiar concept in Zulu literary studies, this is an attempt to fill that void. ...
  • Mangoya, Esau (2000-11)
    The study makes an analysis of Charles Mungoshi's Shona works from a Modernist perspective. In this study, Modernist literature is shown as full of change and adventure that has seen characters failing to catch up with ...
  • Makgopa, Mokgale Albert (2000-11)
    The aim of the study is to survey the usage of closure as it is reflected in Northern Sotho Narratives. Chapter one This chapter introduces the objectives of the research and definition of the concepts narrative and ...
  • 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. ...
  • Mabuza, James Khuthala Ntele (2000-06)
    This is a semantic study, dealing with style and technique in the short stories of D. B. Z. Ntuli. The study as a whole analyses Ntuli' s first six volumes of short stories. The first chapter is an introduction, dealing ...
  • Madiga, Raofa Philemon (2000-06)
    The aim of this research is to investigate cultural conflicts in Northern Sotho dramas. At the beginning of the work, reasons for the choice of the topic are given, and thereafter, the methodology to be adopted in analysing ...
  • Du Preez, Petronella Maria, 1963- (1997-06)
    Die term deiksis is afgelei van die Griekse woord deiktikos wat 'wys na' betaken, en verwys na daardie uitdrukkings wat in 'n taal gebruik word om die belangrikste orientasiepunte in 'n gespreksituasie te verwoord. Aile ...
  • Duka, M. M. (Minsie Meshach), 1948- (1999-01)
    This study is premised on the assumption that foregrounding is the dominant feature of poetry. Such an assumption informs this study to the extent that it examines the role of foregrounding in isiXhosa modem poetry. F ...
  • Zulu, E. S. Q. (1994-06)
    This dissertation deals with the poetry of c.s.z. Ntuli, with specific reference to themes, diction and form. The introductory chapter deals with the aim of study, the author's biographical background, the development ...
  • Chigidi, Willie L. (1997-11)
    This study b·aces the development of the Shona clctective story as a genre different from rhe mainstream Shona novel. The Shona detective story emerges from the non-detective traditional folktale and develops into rhree ...
  • Van der Merwe, A. P. (Anna Petronella) (1992-11)
    The dynamic nature of drama is reflected in the inherent dichotomous composition of text and performance. The continuing controversy about the infrequent public performances of the almost 250 published texts in African ...
  • Tladi, Maggie Molatelo (1996-11)
    A wide variety of aspects of Machaka's poetry was treated. His poetry which is meaningful when viewed against his traditional culture brings inspiration and a formal mode of literary expression. Death was never accepted ...
  • Tsambo, T. L. (Theriso Louisa) (1999-06)
    In the Apartheid South Africa, repression and the heightening of the Blacks' struggle for political emancipation, prompted artists to challenge the system through their music, oral poetry and writing. Most produced works ...
  • Scheckle, Linda Ann (1994-10)
    Austin's !;i_p_e~_<:h. Ac__t__TJ:i_~QrY is a valuable tool for the analysis of a literary text. In interaction, the intentionand purpose-success of linguistic communication can be gauged by establishing whether participants ...
  • Saohatse, Mokgadi C., 1957- (1997-06)
    The initial purpose of this study was to describe and analyse the language situation at Baragwanath Hospital. This was seen as a microcosm of the language situation in urban South Africa. As such, this study set out ...
  • Saule, N. (1996-06)
    This thesis attempts to examine some of Mqhayi' s literary works to establish their merit in terms of the images that are realised. In the main this necessitates the evaluation of the literary and linguistic qualities ...
  • Risenga, David Jinja (1995-11)
    This study involves an investigation into the use of satire and humour as strategies of communication. The poetry of four Tsonga poets selected for study includes these strategies which are investigated for the purpose ...

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