Browsing Research Articles (African Languages) by Title

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  • Clist, Bernard; Cranshof, Els; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice; Herremans, Davy; Karklins, Karlis; Matonda, Igor; Steyaert, Fanny; Bostoen, Koen (Springer, 2015-08)
    Ngongo Mbata, the main and most affluent center of the Kongo kingdom’s Mbata province in the seventeenth century, is well known from the historical sources, but virtually unexplored in archaeological publications. Ngongo ...
  • 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 ...
  • Clist, Bernard; Cranshof, Els; De Maret, Pierre; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice; Kaumba, Mandela; Matonda, Igor; Nikis, Nicolas; Bostoen, Koen (Antiquity Publications, 2015-10)
    The Kongo kingdom, which arose in Central Africa’s Atlantic coast region, is an emblem of Africa’s past and an important cultural landmark for Africans and the African Diaspora (Figure 1). As a result of its early ...
  • 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 ...
  • Taljard, Elsabe (Elizabeth) (Routledge, 2015-12)
    In Northern Sotho, a separate colour lexicon is distinguished, containing terms which are believed to be used exclusively as colour terms to describe not only the colours, but also the colour patterning found among ...
  • 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, 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 ...
  • Taljard, Elsabe (Elizabeth) (Buro van die WAT, 2015)
    This article considers the importance of including various types of collocations in a terminological database, with the aim of making this information available to the user via the user interface. We refer specifically to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Prinsloo, Danie J. (Daniel Jacobus), 1953- (Buro van die WAT, 2015)
    This article focuses on lesser-resourced languages for which only very limited corpora are available and how such relatively small and often unbalanced, raw corpora could be maximally utilized for lexicographic purposes ...
  • Taljard, Elsabe (Elizabeth); De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice (Routledge, 2016-06)
    This article offers a distributional corpus analysis of the Northern Sotho noun and gender system. The aim is twofold: first, to assess whether the existing descriptions of the noun class system in Northern Sotho are ...
  • Prinsloo, Danie J. (Daniel Jacobus) (Buro van die WAT, 2016)
    This article evaluates the lexicographic value of multilingual dictionaries. Dictionaries covering three or more languages spoken in South Africa are taken as a case in point. An attempt will be made to reflect on their ...
  • Prinsloo, Danie J. (Daniel Jacobus), 1953- (Buro van die WAT, 2014)
    This article gives a critical evaluation of the paradigm approach of the Groot Noord-Sotho Woordeboek to the lemmatisation of verbs and nouns derived from verbs. The verb stem -roba 'break' with its complicated system of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kawalya, Deo; Bostoen, Koen; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice (John Benjamins Publishing, 2014)
    In this article the semantic evolution of the modal verb -sóból- in Luganda is examined through the analysis of a diachronic corpus spanning the last 120 years. It is shown that the usage frequency of this verb increased ...
  • Lew, Robert; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice (Oxford Press, 2014-12)
    This contribution examines the digital revolution in lexicography from the perspective of the dictionary user. We begin with an observation that in the information age the status of the dictionary is changing, and so are ...
  • Nabirye, Minah; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice (Buro van die WAT, 2013)
    This article recounts the genesis, growth and turbulent events that accompanied the compilation of the Eiwanika ly'Olusoga, that is, the Monolingual Lusoga Dictionary. Contrasting academia with the trade, legacy with ...
  • Stander, Hennie (Hendrik Frederik), 1953- (Insitute for Afro-Hellenic Studies, 2013)
    Studies on gender, race and sexuality have provided us with valuable insights into the study of disability, a field which has started to draw the attention of many scholars in varying fields. Various forms of disability ...