Browsing by Author "Bagwasi, M.M."

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  • Otlogetswe, T.J.; Bagwasi, M.M. (University of Botswana, Department of English, http://www.ub.bw, 2008)
    This paper explores the linguistic contexts, uses and meanings of the colour terms ntsho (black) and tshweu (white) in Setswana. Using a corpus data, the paper argues that the two terms display cultural and linguistic ...
  • Alimi, M.M.; Bagwasi, M.M. (Sage Publications http://www.sagepublications.com, 2009)
    Using samples from local newspapers, letters and public speeches, this article argues that English assimilates to and reflects the Botswana culture through borrowing and semantic modification. It discusses those terminologies ...
  • Bagwasi, M.M. (Multilingual Matters and Channel View Publications, http://www.multilingual matters.com, 2003)
    In multilingual societies such as Botswana, language use is an extremely complex matter, further compounded by the fact that the languages involved are themselves dynamic phenomena that often elude the planned outcomes ...
  • Bagwasi, M.M. (Elsevier http://www.elsevier.com, 2008)
    Using a corpus of about 200 letters written during the time that Botswana was a British protectorate (1885–1966) by and to the British administrators on one hand, and letters written to and by Batswana (natives of Botswana) ...