Articles by Author: Pj Bekker

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  1. <em>In-vitro</em> inhibition of mycelial growth of several phytopathogenic fungi by soluble potassium silicate

    <em>In-vitro</em> inhibition of mycelial growth of several phytopathogenic fungi by soluble potassium silicate

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Soluble silicon has been reported to suppress some plant diseases, but in vitro inhibition of phytopathogenic fungi has not been demonstrated. In the current study in-vitro dose-responses towards soluble potassium silicate (20.7% SiO2) were determined for Phytophthora cinnamomi, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum,...
  2. The antifungal activity of potassium silicate and the role of pH against selected plant pathogenic fungi <em>in vitro</em>

    The antifungal activity of potassium silicate and the role of pH against selected plant pathogenic fungi <em>in vitro</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    In-vitro inhibition of mycelial growth of phytopathogenic fungi grown on potassium silicate amended media has been demonstrated. In the current study the respective effects on fungal growth of changes in the pH of growth medium with increased concentrations of potassium...
  3. An attitude scale for measuring language attitudes at South African tertiary institutions

    An attitude scale for measuring language attitudes at South African tertiary institutions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    This article presents findings based on an exploratory factor analysis of the results of a mini-survey conducted at the University of South Africa (UNISA). The factor-analytic results are subjected to an item analysis, which allows for the construction of an...
  4. Invoking the feminine physical ideal: bitch-slapping, she-men and butch girls

    Invoking the feminine physical ideal: bitch-slapping, she-men and butch girls

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    This paper presents the results of research on the discursive construction of one aspect of gender identity: the female physical ideal. Applying Butler's (1993) theory of performativity to a real-life local context, it critically analyses how a group of young...
  5. An acoustic analysis of White South African English (WSAfE) monophthongs

    An acoustic analysis of White South African English (WSAfE) monophthongs

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    This article has two main aims: (1) to introduce instrumental acoustic techniques to the analysis of the WSAfE accent, and (2), to provide tentative evidence for a new prestige value in the Johannesburg (Northern Suburbs) variety of this accent. As...
  6. The body as a site of struggle: oppositional discourses of the disciplined female body

    The body as a site of struggle: oppositional discourses of the disciplined female body

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    This article presents the results of a study on the discursive construction of one aspect of gender identity, namely the female physical ideal. It reports on an analysis of the discourses of the disciplined female body, as these are drawn...
  7. The attitudes of isiXhosa-speaking students toward language of learning and teaching issues at Rhodes University, South Africa: General trends<sup>1</sup>

    The attitudes of isiXhosa-speaking students toward language of learning and teaching issues at Rhodes University, South Africa: General trends<sup>1</sup>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    This paper, selectively based on the results of Aziakpono (2007), examines the beliefs of isiXhosa-speaking students and in the process reveals their attitudes toward various languages of learning and teaching (LOLT) issues at Rhodes University, South Africa. The relevant data...
  8. Dentalisation as regional indicator in General South African English: An acoustic analysis of /z/, /d/ and /t/

    Dentalisation as regional indicator in General South African English: An acoustic analysis of /z/, /d/ and /t/

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    Drawing on Bekker's (2007) study on the dentalisation of /s/ among young middle-class females from Johannesburg, this research aims to test whether the other traditionally alveolar oral obstruents, namely /z/, /d/ and /t/, are similarly fronted. The speech of two...
  9. Handbook of HIV Medicine

    Handbook of HIV Medicine

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice