Articles by Author: Mawande Dlali

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  1. Negative politeness and requests in isiXhosa

    Negative politeness and requests in isiXhosa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Little attention has been paid in research to the pragmatic nature of politeness and requests in isiXhosa. This article presents an analysis of negative politeness and requests in isiXhosa employing specific theories of speech acts and requests. The research methodology...
  2. The speech act of apology in IsiXhosa educational contexts

    The speech act of apology in IsiXhosa educational contexts

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article examines some of the characteristics of apologies in informal remedial interchanges in isiXhosa. The analysis presented covers the functions of apologies and the range of strategies used to apologize. The research is conducted within the broad context of...
  3. Paying compliments in Xhosa: A favoured gender-based conversational strategy

    Paying compliments in Xhosa: A favoured gender-based conversational strategy

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The social changes in contemporary South Africa could be reflected in the ways in which people pay compliments to one another. In this article, the possibility of a shift from the traditional method of paying compliments by Xhosa men and...
  4. The speech act of advice in Setswana educational contexts

    The speech act of advice in Setswana educational contexts

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The main purpose of this article is to examine the linguistic pragmatics of advice in Setswana. This article will attempt to present an account of the speech act of advice within the broad framework of Brown and Levinson's (1987) politeness...
  5. A comparative analysis of two deceptive messages in Tshivenḓa

    A comparative analysis of two deceptive messages in Tshivenḓa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article explores two deceptive messages in Tshivenḓa, one of 11 official languages spoken in South Africa. By looking at the data collected through role playing and natural observations, the authors examine a range of formulas used in conveying deceptive...
  6. Tsua lexical borrowing from Setswana

    Tsua lexical borrowing from Setswana

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The sociolinguistic dynamics of the situation of the Tsua (an endangered Eastern Central Kalahari Khoe language) has resulted in the language being spoken in limited social communication domains, such as with family and close friends. The use of Setswana now...
  7. Tense and aspect of performatives in isiXhosa

    Tense and aspect of performatives in isiXhosa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Developed within the frames of cognitive linguistics and grammaticalisation theory, the present study analyses the relationship between the performative function in isiXhosa and its grammatical encoding in terms of tense and aspect. The evidence demonstrates that isiXhosa conforms to the...
  8. The pragmatics of account giving in political communication in isiXhosa

    The pragmatics of account giving in political communication in isiXhosa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article examines the pragmatic and communication-theoretic properties of account-giving in political communication in isiXhosa. The research assumes the broad framework of Gricean pragmatics and employs the communication-theoretic principles of Image Restoration postulated by Benoit (1995). Benoit's theory of Image...
  9. Self-esteem, employability attributes, and retention factors of employees within the financial sector

    Self-esteem, employability attributes, and retention factors of employees within the financial sector

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the relationship between personal factors and job retention in a South African financial services sector setting. A non-probability purposive sample of employees (n = 383; females = 57%, black = 42%) of two financial institutions were participants...