Articles by Author: Dave Mutasa

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  1. A corpus-based Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of the linguistic encoding of HIV and AIDS discourse by the <em>Kwayedza</em> newspaper in Zimbabwe

    A corpus-based Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of the linguistic encoding of HIV and AIDS discourse by the <em>Kwayedza</em> newspaper in Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This paper presents findings of a corpus-based Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of the linguistic encoding of HIV and AIDS discourse by the Kwayedza newspaper in Zimbabwe. The study examined the linguistic environment of keywords from a corpus of 8 205...
  2. Life-affirmation in Chirikure Chirikure’s ‘Europe <em>Vakomana</em>!’ and Greater Mhondera’s ‘<em>Usatye Kani Africa</em>!’

    Life-affirmation in Chirikure Chirikure’s ‘Europe <em>Vakomana</em>!’ and Greater Mhondera’s ‘<em>Usatye Kani Africa</em>!’

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Art that does not affirm life is invalid. Life-affirmation continues to be an urgent matter among peoples of Africa against the life-negating prison that European domination has located them in. The inspiration, impetus and ambition for African development require a...
  3. Allegory, realism and fantasy in <em>Feso</em>

    Allegory, realism and fantasy in <em>Feso</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Feso, by Mutswairo (1956), is the first Shona novel. Being the first Shona novel, it marks a transition from oracy to a new mode, the written word. Feso was received with much enthusiasm and varied interpretations by critics which resulted...
  4. Language policy and language use in South Africa: an uneasy marriage

    Language policy and language use in South Africa: an uneasy marriage

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The change to democracy in South Africa in 1994 brought with it many changes in various spheres of activity. Languages could not escape these changes. The linguistic situation, which was previously characterized by the dominance of English and Afrikaans, could...
  5. The Renaissance of African Languages: An Inevitable Enterprise?

    The Renaissance of African Languages: An Inevitable Enterprise?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    After the demise of colonialism and apartheid which led to the emergence of a totally ‘liberated’ Africa and the birth of The African Union, one hoped for a radical shift in African Consciousness giving impetus to a resurgence of African...
  6. Empowerment through indigenous literature: The case of Shona novels

    Empowerment through indigenous literature: The case of Shona novels

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Languages express the needs of their users, opening windows to information and knowledge. A language of excellence and empowerment is seen through the quantity of literature and thought it can express. In the information age, literature forms a reliable and...
  7. Representations of the body as contested terrain: The Zimbabwean liberation war novel and the politics of nation and nationalism

    Representations of the body as contested terrain: The Zimbabwean liberation war novel and the politics of nation and nationalism

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The article raises insights on the politics of representation, nation and nationalism in Zimbabwe, as these are linked to the 1970s war against colonial settlerism. They are also at the centre of the contest for political power. In this endeavour,...
  8. Allocation of loanwords into Kinyarwanda: Specific areas of influence

    Allocation of loanwords into Kinyarwanda: Specific areas of influence

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The coexistence of English and French alongside Kinyarwanda results in various sociolinguistic aspects. One of the sociolinguistic phenomena observed in this coexistence is the influx of French and English loanwords in Kinyarwanda. Included in these alien words are deceptive cognates of French...