Search for dissertations about: "African languages"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 30 swedish dissertations containing the words African languages.

  1. 1. Black Lives, White Quotation Marks : Textual Constructions of Selfhood in South African Multivoiced Life Writing

    Author : Jenny Siméus; Maria Olaussen; Stefan Helgesson; Meg Samuelson; Ashleigh Harris; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Antjie Krog; collaborative autobiography; collaborative life writing; Elsa Joubert; Jonathan Morgan; Kopano Ratele; Margaret McCord; multivoiced life writing; Nosisi Mpolweni; selfhood; South Africa; Zoë Wicomb; English literature; Engelska med litteraturvetenskaplig inriktning;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on South African multivoiced and collaborative life writing. The analysed primary texts are The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena (1980) by Elsa Joubert, The Calling of Katie Makanya: A Memoir of South Africa (1995) by Margaret McCord, Finding Mr Madini (1999) by Jonathan Morgan and the Great African Spiderwriters, David’s Story (2000) by Zoë Wicomb, and There Was This Goat: Investigating the Truth Commission Testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile (2009), co-written by Antjie Krog, Nosisi Mpolweni and Kopano Ratele. READ MORE

  2. 2. A study of European, Persian and Arabic loans in standard Sorani

    Author : Jafar Hasanpoor; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Languages and linguistics; borrowing; purification; language contact; standard Sorani Kurdish; Mukri dialect; norm conflict; Silemani dialect; modernisation; standardisation; nationalism; Språkvetenskap; Languages and linguistics; Språkvetenskap; Iranian Languages; Iranska språk;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines processes of lexical borrowing in the Sorani standard of the Kurdish language, spoken in Iraq, Iran, and the Kurdish diaspora. Borrowing, a form of language contact, occurs on all levels of language structure. READ MORE

  3. 3. Articulable Humanity : Narrative Ethics in Nuruddin Farah's Trilogies

    Author : Hilda Härgestam Strandberg; Heidi Hansson; Stefan Helgesson; Annie Gagiano; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; African literature; Nuruddin Farah; narrative ethics; ethical criticism; precariousness; vulnerability; human dignity; Emmanuel Lévinas; Adriana Cavarero; Judith Butler; postcolonial theory; feminism.; engelska; English;

    Abstract : Fokus för avhandlingen, Att uttrycka det mänskliga: narrativ etik i Nuruddin Farah’s trilogier, är de nio romaner publicerade mellan 1979 och 2011 som tillsammans utgör Nuruddin Farah’s tre trilogier: ”Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship,” bestående av Sweet and Sour Milk (1979), Sardines (1981), Close Sesame (1983); “Blood in the Sun,” bestående av Maps (1986), Gifts (1993), Secrets (1998); samt “Past Imperfect,” bestående av Links (2003), Knots (2007), Crossbones (2011). Tematiska och stilistiska skillnader till trots så är dessa trilogier och romaner märkbart sammanhängande i sitt fokus. READ MORE

  4. 4. Manufacturing Multilingualisms of Marginality in Mozambique : Exploring the Orders of Visibility of Local African Languages

    Author : Manuel Guissemo; Christopher Stroud; Caroline Kerfoot; Ana Deumert; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; African languages; bilingualism; language ideology; linguistic landscape; Maputo; Mozambique; multilingualism; Portuguese; transnational multilingualism; tvåspråkighet; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : Colonial era language policies and practices in Mozambique sought to render native African languages (and their speakers) invisible in public space. This ‘order of (in)visibility’ was later adopted by many African states, including Mozambique, by choosing the ex-colonial language as the one and only official language and prohibiting or ignoring the use of African languages in the interest of so-called national unity. READ MORE

  5. 5. English in a multilingual society : a study of interference phenomena in East African English, with special reference to the language learning situation

    Author : Yngve Thorberg; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES;

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