Browsing Research Articles (African Languages) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (African Languages) by Issue Date

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  • Mojalefa, M.J. (Mawatle Jeremiah), 1948-; Makgato, M.M.; Mojalefa, Jerry (Bureau for Scholarly Journals, 2007)
    The aim of this article is to reclassify Setswana short stories according to their treatment of female characters. Critics such as Ranamane have classified Setswana literary works according to year of publication, without ...
  • Mojalefa, M.J. (Mawatle Jeremiah), 1948-; Magapa, N.I.; Mojalefa, Jerry (Bureau for Scholarly Journals, 2007-04)
    The aim of this article is to illustrate the importance of the concept "mystery" in the classification of Sepedi detective stories. Mystery is therefore first defined, and then some rules governing how mystery is created ...
  • Ramagoshi, Refilwe M.; Maree, J.G. (Kobus); Alexander, Daleen; Molepo, Maisha M. (Taylor & Francis, 2007-05)
    This article examines the possible role played by African folk literature, taking Setswana folktales as a case in point, in justifying and perpetuating the abusive behaviour so often witnessed and decried in postmodern ...
  • Mojalefa, Jerry; Mojalefa, M.J. (Mawatle Jeremiah), 1948- (South African Asociation for Language Teaching, 2008)
    The New Sepedi Dictionary is a concise translating bilingual dictionary. Even though the compilers claim that this dictionary is very user-friendly, this can be queried. Accordingly, the main aim of this article is to ...
  • Taljard, Elsabe (Elizabeth); Faaβ, Gertrud; Heid, Ulrich; Prinsloo, Danie J. (Daniel Jacobus), 1953- (Bureau for Scholarly Journals, 2008)
    Working with corpora in the South African Bantu languages has up till now been limited to the utilisation of raw corpora. Such corpora, however, have limited functionality. Thus the next logical step in any NLP application ...
  • Mojalefa, M.J. (Mawatle Jeremiah), 1948-; Mojalefa, Jerry (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2009)
    This article aims to explore the divinatory poems of Johannes Mokgwadi with special reference to their structure, role and tools of performance in the art of divination as practised still today by the Bapedi in some rural ...
  • Heid, Ulrich; Prinsloo, Danie J. (Daniel Jacobus), 1953-; Faaβ, Gertrud; Taljard, Elsabe (Elizabeth) (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2009)
    In this article, we describe an element of a suite of computational tools for assigning word-class tags (as a preparation for part of speech (POS) tagging) to word forms in unrestricted Northern Sotho texts. POS-tagging ...
  • Mojalefa, M.J. (Mawatle Jeremiah), 1948-; Mojalefa, Jerry (Editorial Garsi, 2010)
    In this article, Shika Kgomedi Lekgothoane's artistic poetic works collected in ‘Praises of Animals in Northern Sotho’ (Van Warmelo, 1937) are assessed on three parts: a biographical sketch, a text and a reader in order ...
  • Skhosana, Philemon Buti (Editorial Garsi, 2010)
    Some scholars still continue to confuse or to misunderstand the relationship within the (ama)Ndebele of Africa as a result of the divergent opinions propounded by scholars regarding the historical origin these ethnic ...
  • Gouws, Rufus H.; Prinsloo, Danie J. (Daniel Jacobus), 1953- (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap & Kuns, 2010-12)
    Tweetalige woordeboeke word om die onttrekking van verskillende tipes inligting geraadpleeg. Die datatipe waaraan die gemiddelde en kundige gebruiker van tweetalige woordeboeke die grootste behoefte het en wat daarom die ...
  • Groenewald, P.S. (Pieter Schalk) (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2011)
    ’n Taaluiting in versvorm bestaan uit linguistiese en metriese eenhede. Die versgeheel bestaan uit minstens ’n sin en ’n vers en twee segmente. Die beginsels wat versvorm onderlê, is verdeling en ekwivalensie. Die geheel ...
  • Taljard, Elsabe (Elizabeth); Prinsloo, Danie J. (Daniel Jacobus), 1953-; Fricke, Irene (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2011)
    This article reports on the results of a broad evaluation of the efficacy of the Multilingual Explanatory Science Dictionary and Multilingual Explanatory Math Dictionary in a multilingual educational environment. The aim ...
  • Prinsloo, Danie J. (Daniel Jacobus), 1953-; Heid, Ulrich (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2011)
    The aim of this article is to discuss the design of a new English to Setswana dictionary for two narrowly defined target user groups of Setswana learners, i.e. Upper Primary (10 to 12 years old); and Junior Secondary (13 ...
  • Faaβ, Gertrud; Prinsloo, Danie J. (Daniel Jacobus), 1953- (African Language Association of Southern Africa, 2011-10-21)
    The aim of this article is to describe the infinitive in Northern Sotho based on corpus data and the respective literature; so far, all share the same view: The infinitive is a noun (of class 15) and a verb at the same ...
  • Mojalefa, M.J. (Mawatle Jeremiah), 1948-; Mojalefa, Jerry (OpenJournals Publishing, 2011-11)
    Mopedi knows the sun, planets (stars), constellations and stars by names, but has a number of misconceptions different from other biblical nations regarding the universe. Every day is believed to bring a new sun and it ...
  • Faab, Gertrud; Bosch, Sonja; Taljard, Elsabe (Elizabeth) (Nordic Association of African Studies, 2012)
    This article describes the design of an electronic knowledge base, namely a morpho-syntactic database structured as an ontology of linguistic categories, containing linguistic units of two related languages of the South ...
  • Prinsloo, Danie J. (Daniel Jacobus), 1953-; Heid, Ulrich; Bothma, T.J.D. (Theodorus Jan Daniel); Faaβ, Gertrud (Buro van die WAT/SU LIS, 2012)
    Electronic dictionaries should support dictionary users by giving them guidance in text production and text reception, alongside a user-definable offer of lexicographic data for cognitive purposes. In this article, we ...
  • Prinsloo, Danie J. (Daniel Jacobus), 1953- (Buro van die WAT/SU LIS, 2012)
    Die verwantskapsterminologie van Sepedi is omvangryk en vorm 'n komplekse sisteem. In teenstelling met tale soos Afrikaans, Engels en Duits word groter uitdagings aan die Sepedileksikograaf gestel ten opsigte van die ...
  • Taljard, Elsabe (Elizabeth) (NISC, 2012-12-19)
    Studies on corpus-based language teaching are notably absent within the South African educational context; more so with regard to the teaching of African languages. This article explores the possibilities offered by the ...
  • Bostoen, Koen; Tshiyayi, Odjas Ndonda; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice (Peeters Online Journals, 2013)
    This article offers an in‑depth historical‑comparative linguistic account of the origin and etymology of ngangula. This term is not only a widespread blacksmith term in the Lower Congo region, but also a traditional royal ...