Articles by Author: Pravani Naidoo

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  1. The Dracula killer: A psychobiographical illustration of the Schahriar syndrome model for serial murder

    The Dracula killer: A psychobiographical illustration of the Schahriar syndrome model for serial murder

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This psychobiographical study of Richard Trenton Chase (1950–1980), a serial murderer, has the aim to uncover the psychic mechanisms characteristic of his functioning. The study included primary and secondary data sources. All materials collected and analysed, were published and publically...
  2. The Negotiation of Motor In/Capabilities by Two Children with Cerebral Palsy as Experienced by their Carers

    The Negotiation of Motor In/Capabilities by Two Children with Cerebral Palsy as Experienced by their Carers

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology
    The study reported in this paper utilised a qualitative approach to investigate the everyday lives of two children with cerebral palsy, as experienced by their carers. Analysis of the data collected through in-depth interviews with the girls’ teachers, mothers and...
  3. Distinctive feature theory: from the linear to the nonlinear. An application to Isizulu

    Distinctive feature theory: from the linear to the nonlinear. An application to Isizulu

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    During the last century distinctive feature theory evolved from a linear to a nonlinear framework. At present experimental phonetics plays a vital role in furthering the evolution of distinctive feature theory. This paper traces the development of distinctive feature theory...
  4. The palatalisation process in isiZulu revisited

    The palatalisation process in isiZulu revisited

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Palatalisation is a linguistic process occurring in many languages. This process has been the subject of much debate. With reference to the Nguni languages, palatalisation has been discussed by, among others, Doke (1926), Herbert (1977), Khumalo (1987 & 1988) and...
  5. The duration of the affricate /ts/ in Zulu: an experimental investigation

    The duration of the affricate /ts/ in Zulu: an experimental investigation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The description of phonological processes in Zulu has traditionally been based on impressionistic observations. In keeping with the trend of laboratory phonology, where phonological descriptions are experimentally verified, this article investigates the intrusive stop formation process (or affrication as it...
  6. A qualitative and quantitative study of Zulu affricates

    A qualitative and quantitative study of Zulu affricates

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Using a speech-processing platform, PRAAT1 (Boersma & Weenink, 1992), this article presents the qualitative and quantitative results of an experimental investigation into Zulu affricates. In so doing, it confirms the classification of /k1', d3 t∫', ts'/ and /φf', cbv, ts',...
  7. Integrating phonetics and phonology in the description of the intrusive stop formation process in Zulu

    Integrating phonetics and phonology in the description of the intrusive stop formation process in Zulu

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The history of linguistics is characterized by competing frameworks and a generally dichotomous relationship between phonetics and phonology. While the study of phonetics was scientifically informed, phonology tended to be based on impressionistic observations. This dichotomous relationship has often hindered...
  8. A re-evaluation of the Zulu implosive [ɓ]

    A re-evaluation of the Zulu implosive [ɓ]

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    In the course of experimental study of related linguistic areas, Traill, Khumalo and Fridjhon (1987), Giannini and Toscano (1988) and Best, McRoberts and Goodell (2001) suggest that the classification of [ɓ] as an implosive in Zulu is not accurate as...