Articles by Author: Marianna Visser

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  1. 'N LEKSIKAAL-INTERPRETATIEWE ANALISE VAN ENKELE SEMANTIESE RELASIES IN XHOSA

    'N LEKSIKAAL-INTERPRETATIEWE ANALISE VAN ENKELE SEMANTIESE RELASIES IN XHOSA

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Hierdie studie het as teoretiese uitgangspunt die leksi kaal- interpretatiewe model van generati ewe grammatika, gepostuleer in Bresnan (1978). Binne die kader van hierdie teorie word 'n analise gegee van enkele semantiese relasies, in die besonder die aktief-passiefrelasie, in 'n...
  2. The syntax of the infinitive in Xhosa

    The syntax of the infinitive in Xhosa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The syntax of the infinitive in Xhosa. The syntax of the infinitive in Xhosa is explored. The general framework which is assumed is the version of transformational generative grammar known as the theory of Government and Binding. The central issue...
  3. Co-ordination and the subjunctive in Xhosa

    Co-ordination and the subjunctive in Xhosa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Two main types of co-ordination in Xhosa are considered, where the distinguishing factor for determining these two types relates to a temporal condition associated with the preceding clause. The main emphasis in this article is on temporal co-ordination. When the...
  4. The thematic structure of event nominals in Xhosa

    The thematic structure of event nominals in Xhosa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The syntactic realization of the argument structure of deverbal event nominais in Xhosa and Venda are investigated and compared in this paper. The argument structure of deverbal event nominais in Xhosa and Venda is generally realized in genitive structures, hence...
  5. The category DP in Xhosa and Northern Sotho

    The category DP in Xhosa and Northern Sotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article investigates the morphosyntactic realisation of definiteness in Xhosa and Northern Sotho, representative of African languages, characterised respectively by the presence and absence of a noun class preprefix (i.e. initial vowel). The Minimalist theory (Chomsky, 1995) is employed as...
  6. Definiteness and specificity in the isiXhosa determiner phrase

    Definiteness and specificity in the isiXhosa determiner phrase

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The article investigates questions relating to the morphosyntactic realization of (in)definiteness and (non-) specificity in isiXhosa. The interaction of syntax, semantics and pragmatics is explored in establishing the interpretation of noun phrases as regards (in)definiteness and (non-)specificity in isiXhosa, with...
  7. The communicative functions of post-2000 Shona popular songs: A typological analysis

    The communicative functions of post-2000 Shona popular songs: A typological analysis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article proposes a typology of Shona popular songs employing a systemic functional linguistics (SFL) informed genre theory, which distinguishes texts on the basis of their textual patterns and the meanings they intend to convey. The increasing and wide appropriation...
  8. Linguistic construct of songs of the Ham of Nigeria: A genre analysis

    Linguistic construct of songs of the Ham of Nigeria: A genre analysis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    The article examines the texts of songs of the Ham of Nigeria, a minority group, whose social links originate from kinship with a commonly held ancestry, to establish how such a relationship could be explicated in the content of the...
  9. Precipitation constructions in isiXhosa

    Precipitation constructions in isiXhosa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Developed within the cross-linguistic framework of meteorological constructions formulated by Eriksen, Kittilä and Kolehmainen, the present article reviews and analyses manners of the encoding of precipitation events in isiXhosa (S 41). These include expressions of rain, hail, sleet, and snow...
  10. The Effects of Nitroacta (Urea formaldehyde) on the Survival and Growth of <em>Pinus elliottii</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    A pot trial testing the effect of no nitrogen, one level of urea and three levels of urea formaldehyde (Nitroacta) on the survival and growth of Pinus elliottii Engelm. is described. Survival, shoot increment, root/shoot ratio and mycorrhizal infection were...