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A cross-linguistic analysis of finite rasing constructions.
This thesis provides and discusses a comprehensive collection of empirical data that show that many languages of the world manifest long A-movement of the subjects of embedded finite clauses to the subject position ...
A syntactic analysis of Kinyarwanda applicatives.
"A syntactic Analysis of Kinyarwanda applicatives" is a study of the syntax of Kinyarwanda which focuses on applicatives. Applicatives are constructions in which the object of a preposition becomes the direct object of the ...
Standard versus non-standard isiZulu : a comparative study between urban and rural learners' performance and attitude.
In this study, standard and non-standard isiZulu varieties are compared and contrasted. While standard isiZulu is proved to be treasured, it is not very well known or spoken among young urban and rural isiZulu speaking ...
Cross-cultural communication : an investigation into compliment response behaviour of Indian and African students at the Springfield College of Education.
This is a cross-cultural communication study which investigates the compliment response behaviour of Indian and African students at the Springfield College of Education. The Springfield College of Education is a desegregating ...
Politeness : the case study of apologies and requests an inter-generation cross-sex study in the Hindu sector of the South African Indian English speaking community.
The aim of this study is to investigate politeness phenomena within the Hindu sector of the South African Indian English speaking community. The study focuses on the understanding of politeness within the target community ...
A sociolinguistic investigation of sources of interactional asynchrony and synchrony in intercultural medical consultations in the medium of English in an urban setting in South Africa.
This thesis examines sources of interactional asynchrony and synchrony in intercultural medical consultations between South African English speaking doctors and Zulu-English speaking patients in an urban setting in South ...
Drum readers then and now : a linguistic investigation of some of the ways in which readers' identities are contructed in two copies of Drum magazine in 1951 and 2001.
This dissertation explores how written discourses of Drum editors' and readers' letters linguistically construct social identities of the Drum audience, and how this identity construction is intimately linked with ...
Unaccusativity in Siswati.
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Addressing the "standard English' debate in South Africa : the case of South African Indian English.
This dissertation is an investigation into the 'Standard English' debate in South Africa using South African Indian English (SAlE) as a case study. I examine the 'Standard English' debate from both a sociolinguistic and a ...
A study of the perceptions of the language-in-education policy held by Zulu speaking parents in a former model C senior primary school.
This study investigates the perceptions of Zulu speaking parents of the new language-in-education policy. The context for the study, which is explained in Chapter one, is an ex-Model C senior primary school in KwaZulu-Natal. ...