Browsing Theses and Dissertations (African Languages) by Issue Date

Browsing Theses and Dissertations (African Languages) by Issue Date

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  • Mojalefa, M.J. (Mawatle Jeremiah), 1948- (University of Pretoria, 1993)
    In this thesis, Sebilwane is the subject of a narratological investigation. The point of departure of this study is based on the fact that a narratological text consists of three levels: the history, the composition, the ...
  • Lebaka, Kgeledi Johanna (University of Pretoria, 1999)
    Lentsoane uses the title of his narrative to highlight the theme. Special attention is paid to this. The suspense is captured in the clash between the traditional attitude to life held by the Bapedi and the modem philosophy ...
  • Lekganyane, Enniah Matemane (University of Pretoria, 2002)
    This study attempts to define more clearly the concepts 'flat character' and 'round character' by examining instances of Sepedi literature. Definitions provided by theorists are in most cases vague and may lead ...
  • Gangla, Lilian Atieno (University of Pretoria, 2004-02-28)
    Although, to a great extent, research has been done on pictorial illustrations in other text types, research into their use in dictionaries has been relatively limited. This study looks at the inclusion of pictorial ...
  • Owino, Daniel (University of Pretoria, 2005-02-10)
    This is essentially a phonological analysis of the Dholuo loanwords derived from English and Swahili. This study examines loanword adaptation at three levels: phonemic, phonotactic and prosodic. The study analyses the ...
  • Mohlala, Linkie (University of Pretoria, 2005-03-15)
    The aim of this dissertation is to investigate the attributive noun classes, as well as their suffixal counterparts, firstly in Bantu, and secondly in Zulu. The investigation will be done with reference to aspects such as ...
  • Mahole, Boshoff Frans (University of Pretoria, 2005-06-23)
  • Kellerman, Esther Elizabeth (University of Pretoria, 2005-10-25)
    In this study a linguistic investigation of the traditional colour terms of Northern Sotho was carried out. The research comprised three separate phases. In all three phases two aspects were emphasised, namely, the nature ...
  • Molalapata, Bontsi Tjanana (University of Pretoria, 2006-01-12)
    The study on kinship terminology is concerned with the treatment of terms in dictionaries. Studies of this nature have been undertaken about several African languages, but such studies on Setswana were limited and were ...
  • Sebake, Senkatile Jackson (University of Pretoria, 2006-06-23)
  • Brelage, Elna (University of Pretoria, 2006-10-17)
    AFRIKAANS: Hierdie verhandeling val in drie dele uiteen. In deel een is die historiese agtergrond te wete die ontstaan van die radiodrama in isiZulu nagevors. Die ontwikkeling sedert die beginjare van radio tot en met 2002 ...
  • Nfila, Bokang Itumeleng (University of Pretoria, 2006-10-17)
    Standard languages have become a very important instrument of communication in most multilingual countries. Botswana is one of the Southern African countries that have a number of languages, hence the need for a standard ...
  • Tshinki, Abby Mosetsanagape (University of Pretoria, 2006-10-17)
    This study is concerned mainly with the nature and social functions of code-switching between Setswana and English. In Botswana, Setswana and English are utilised in conversations between speakers, resulting in the phenomenon ...
  • Lekganyane, Enniah Matemane (University of Pretoria, 2006-10-24)
    This study attempts to define more clearly the concepts 'flat character' and 'round character' by examining instances of Sepedi literature. Definitions provided by theorists are in most cases vague and may lead to ...
  • Thobakgale, Raphehli Michael (University of Pretoria, 2006-11-03)
    Anyone wishing to laud Matsepe for his literary ability should first turn to Ramaila who was not only one of the first writers in Sepedi, but also taught his people to read. Some of his short stories in the volume entitled ...
  • Komati, Priscilla Refiloe (University of Pretoria, 2006-11-03)
    This study focuses on Opland’s (1993) argument that praise poetry must have a particular structure. He argues that a traditional praise poetry needs to have a structure similar to that of poetry written in one of the ...
  • Masote, Stephen Esrom (University of Pretoria, 2006-11-21)
    This dissertation focuses on the praise poem, Chief Molefi K. Pilane which appears in the following texts namely Boka Sentle (1970) which is a collection of poems by Seboni and Lekhela and Praise Poems of Tswana Chiefs ...
  • Lekganyane, Diapo Nelson (University of Pretoria, 2006-11-21)
    The study was aimed at establishing in a scientific way the extent to which Sepedi is able to fulfill its role as one of the official languages in South Africa. The primary research question was whether Sepedi could function ...
  • Lebaka, Kgeledi Johanna (University of Pretoria, 2006-12-13)
    In this thesis, an attempt is made to divide the Sepedi love story as 'light' reading matter into different subgenres. In order to do this, a distinction has to be made between 'light' and 'serious' reading matter. In ...
  • Magapa, Ntepele Isaac (University of Pretoria, 2006-12-13)
    This research aims to investigate the development of the Sepedi detective story, and to classify existing works into appropriate sub-genres. The study will use the methods of comparison, grouping, description and interpretation. ...