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  • Chebanne, A. (University of Botswana, Office of Research and Development, http://www.ub.bw, 1996)
    Our motivation and inspiration to undertake this aspect of the phonology of Setswana is derived from research in Setswana phonology by Creissels (Notes, 1991-1992) and from the Bantu languages phonology by Bastin (1983). ...
  • Kezilahabi, E. (Taylor and Francis, 2001)
    This article argues that greeting among the Kerebe is a phenomenological project of everydayness in which the concept of being manifests itself in a dialogic manner. This is revealed through the four variables on which ...
  • Magocha, K.; Arua, A.E. (Routledge (Taylor and Francis) www.routledge.com, 2002)
    This paper examines the patterns of language use and language preference of some children aged 6–15 and their parents at the University of Botswana. The results indicate that the majority of the children speak Setswana ...
  • Mekgwe, P.; Smith, A.M. (Indiana University Press, www.iupress.indiana.edu, 2006)
    Acclaimed Edinburgh-based author Alexander McCall Smith is a professor of Medical Law and a prolific fiction writer. He has written over fifty books. It is, however, with the fictional character Ma-Ramotswe that his name ...
  • Nhlekisana, R.O.B. (Department of communications, Polytechnic of Namibia, 2007)
    Songs are very important components in the folklore of Botswana as they accompany almost all social activity. Every occasion in which people come together has particular songs for the event, including work, wedding and ...
  • Alimi, M.M. (University of Botswana, Department of English, http://www.ub.bw, 2008)
    This paper examines the morphological and syntactic differences between English and Setswana pronouns, and how these differences manifest in students usage of English learners may be assisted to become more proficient in ...
  • Batibo, H.M.; Kopi, M.M. (University of Botswana, Department of English, http://www.ub.bw, 2008)
    The aim of this study is to investigate sex-related euphemisms in Setswana. Although sex matters, as embarrassing phenomena, are not usually talked about in Setswana communities, they have recently been brought to the open ...
  • Magogwe, J.M. (University of Botswana, Department of English, http://www.ub.bw, 2008)
    This research seeks to examine the role that context or learning situation plays in strategy choice by comparing the strategy patterns of a private English medium secondary and a government secondary school in Botswana. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Letsholo, R. (Routledge (Taylor and Francis)/www.routledge.com, 2009)
    This article reports the findings of a study whose objective was to investigate whether there was a likelihood of a language shift (or loss) from Ikalanga (a minority language spoken in Botswana) to either Setswana or ...
  • Rasebotsa, N.L.; Lederer, M.S. (Indiana University Press, www.iupress.indiana.edu, 2010)
    This paper examines how place is represented in two Botswana novels, Far and Beyon’ by Unity Dow and The Victims by Mositi Torontle. Conventional notions of rural as the “authentic” experience that is threatened by ...
  • Mekgwe, P. (Routledge (Taylor and francis), www.routledge.com, 2010)
    The growing body of literature authored by women in Africa and the African Diaspora over the past four decades has been accompanied by vigorous debates out of which has evolved a body of theories pertaining to African ...

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