Articles by Author: Maxwell Kadenge

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  1. Linguistic innovation during a national crisis: An analysis of selected Shona metaphors created during the Zimbabwe crisis

    Linguistic innovation during a national crisis: An analysis of selected Shona metaphors created during the Zimbabwe crisis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    This article discusses the nature of metaphors that were created by Shona speakers in order to capture various aspects of the Zimbabwean political and socio-economic crisis. The data for this study were collected from August to December of 2008 and...
  2. Zimbabwean English: A sociophonological exploration

    Zimbabwean English: A sociophonological exploration

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The worldwide emergence of new Englishes and their subtypes known as African Englishes has been a subject of considerable theoretical and descriptive discussion. Although the variety of English that is spoken in Zimbabwe has distinct linguistic features and displays the...
  3. Hypernasality in a Shona child with a cleft palate: A phonological account

    Hypernasality in a Shona child with a cleft palate: A phonological account

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The nasalization of oral sounds in the speech of a Shona child with hypernasality is investigated in this article. Hypernasality is a resonance disorder that is caused by a dysfunction of the velopharyngeal mechanism (Riski, 2009). Individuals with hypernasality produce...
  4. An analysis of the ghost augment in chiShona

    An analysis of the ghost augment in chiShona

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    There are two positions regarding the augment in chiShona. Doke (1931), Marconnès (1931), Fortune (1955) and Harford (1997) use vowel coalescence as the evidence for the existence of a ‘ghost’ augment (‘augment hypothesis’). They, however, provide no formal analysis. In...
  5. Some syntactic and semantic aspects of the chiShona subject relation

    Some syntactic and semantic aspects of the chiShona subject relation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The main aim of this article is to present some syntactic and semantic characteristics of the chiShona subject relation, with specific reference to its behaviour in the passive, reflexive and wh-question transformational rules. It evaluates the state and nature of...
  6. Hiatus contexts and hiatus resolution strategies in Zezuru

    Hiatus contexts and hiatus resolution strategies in Zezuru

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    This article examines the morphosyntactic environments in which vowel sequences occur in Zezuru and explains the synchronic hiatus resolution strategies that are employed in this language. The findings of this study show that Zezuru relies on glide formation, glide epenthesis,...
  7. Complexity in phonology: The complex consonants of simple CV-syllables in Zezuru

    Complexity in phonology: The complex consonants of simple CV-syllables in Zezuru

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    The main objective of this article is to investigate the interplay of simplicity and complexity in the phonological structure of Zezuru. The article argues that Zezuru affricates, prenasalised consonants (NCs) and velarised consonants (Cws) are subsegmentally complex segments which function...
  8. Language policy, translation and language development in Zimbabwe

    Language policy, translation and language development in Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    Zimbabwe does not have a national language policy document on which the country's language practices are based. The language policy is usually inferred from the language practices that characterise various spheres of life. This article attempts to show how the...
  9. The indigenisation of English in Chenjerai Hove's novels <em>Bones</em> and <em>Ancestors</em>: A case of lexical and semantic features of chiShona-English

    The indigenisation of English in Chenjerai Hove's novels <em>Bones</em> and <em>Ancestors</em>: A case of lexical and semantic features of chiShona-English

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    The issue of the indigenisation and ownership of the English language in southern Africa has been a subject of considerable empirical and theoretical discussion in current linguistic and sociolinguistic literature. One of the domains in which English has been ‘Africanised’...