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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mafela, Munzhedzi James (African Language Association of Southern Africa., 2002)
    The impoverished black masses of South Africa fiercely resisted the white minority apartheid regime between 1948 and 1990. The white-dominated government used the so-called homelands system in an attempt to neutralise black ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ntuli, C.D. (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2006)
    Of the many critical analyses and articles already written on isiZulu literature that deal with characters, almost all concentrate on the main characters, for instance, the hero. Greater attention is seldom given to the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mafela, Munzhedzi James (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2008)
    W.M.R. Sigwavhulimu is a leading poet in Tshivenḓa. His poetry is concerned with creation and appeals to supernatural beings, religious matters, death and pain. This article investigates the extent to which Christianity ...
  • Mafela, Munzhedzi James (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2008)
    Illustrative examples are defining devices that illustrate the use of a word. They serve to illustrate the grammatical behaviour and semantic usage of the lexical item. In a bilingual dictionary, illustrative examples ...
  • Sengani, T.M. (African Language Association of Southern Africa., 2008)
    Praises called zwikumelo in Tshivenḓa are often seen by outsiders as acts of interruption or interjections by royal praise-singers when their rulers are busy addressing people. There are others who see them as flattery; ...
  • Mavesera, Miidzo; Mutasa, Davie E. (2009)
    Languages express the needs of their users, opening windows to information and knowledge. A language of excellence and empowerment is seen through the quantity of literature and thought it can express. In the information ...

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