Articles by Author: Dorah Riah Mabule

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  1. Code-switching as a form of communication: Insights from a South African public hearing discussion

    Code-switching as a form of communication: Insights from a South African public hearing discussion

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Code-switching has become a common social means of communication among all language groups in South Africa. It is the use of more than one language in social conversations or in any conversation between two or more people. Social studies on...
  2. The taboos attached to the translation of biological terms from English into Northern Sotho

    The taboos attached to the translation of biological terms from English into Northern Sotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The aim of this article is to investigate the taboos attached to the translation of biological science terms into Northern Sotho, a language whose scientific register is not as developed as that of English. It is expected of the translator...
  3. Issues involved in translating technical texts from English into Northern Sotho

    Issues involved in translating technical texts from English into Northern Sotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article considers various challenges encountered in translating technical texts from English into Northern Sotho. It analyses the characteristics of technical language and discusses some of the problems encountered by the translator, such as the lack of equivalent technical terms...