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  • Simwanza, Shane Simasiku (University of Namibia, 2017)
    I decided to use Silozi language in writing my poetry firstly to promote it countrywide and possibly to take it to another level whenever possible. It is a language that I can easily and best express all my deep thoughts ...
  • Simataa, Agnes A.; Simataa, Evans (University of Namibia, 2017)
    This position paper provides a critical discussion on the significance of indigenous languages in development in Namibia. The importance of the relationship between language and society is unquestionable as language in ...
  • Senkoro, Fikeni E.; Simasiku, Liswani (University of Namibia, 2017)
    The history of policies that include the use of mother tongue in public services in Namibia goes back to as far as the period immediately after Independence. Among such policy documents is Chapter 1 Article 3 of The ...
  • Rugemalira, Josephat (University of Namibia, 2017)
    This paper argues that there are two radical policy options available to the higher education establishment in Tanzania with regard to the issue of the language medium of instruction. The first option requires the ...
  • Mukoroli, Joseph Namutungika (University of Namibia, 2017)
    Vocabulary, much more than grammar, is the key to any learner to understand what she/he hears and reads in school; and to communicate successfully with other people. For this reason it is very important for a learner ...
  • Mpemba, Titus (University of Namibia, 2017)
    While the need for interpreting has been growing as can be evidenced by intensification of research on interpreting and establishment and expansion of interpreting institutions and course programmes worldwide, the ...
  • Mazrui, Alamin (University of Namibia, 2017)
    It is generally accepted that Arabic has had a major impact on the growth of the Swahili language over the centuries. The meaning of this linguistic stimulus of Arabic, however, has been a matter of far lesser consensus ...
  • Matlhaku, K.; Batibo, H.M. (University of Namibia, 2017)
    This study examines how this mechanism has been used in two major regional languages, namely Kiswahili, spoken in eastern Africa, and Setswana, extensively used in southern Africa. The main aim of the article is to ...
  • Hautemo, Aletta Mweneni (University of Namibia, 2017)
    This paper reports on the use of cooperative learning technique – Jigsaw - that describes the use of small groups to enable learners to increase their own responsibility in learning and that of their peers. As a strategy ...
  • Hans, Mussa M. (University of Namibia, 2017)
    The process of standardizing Kiswahili language started before East African countries attained independence. Despite adopting different objectives and methods, the process has been ongoing even after independence of the ...
  • Waliaula, Ken Walibora (University of Namibia, 2017)
    This essay examines the question of hybridity in Chinua Achebe’s fiction and essays with a view to bringing to fore the inherent contradictions, ambiguities and ambivalences that typify writing in the colonial language. ...
  • Senkoro, Fikeni E. (University of Namibia, 2017)
    This conceptual paper deals with some theoretical configurations and considerations of the form and content of African popular culture/s. It problematizes the subject by raising some provocative questions that may produce ...
  • Oyegoke, Lekan (University of Namibia, 2017)
    As a signifier “African writing” is suitably pluralistic in its potential for denotation and connotation and delimitation of thematic concern. Wearing an ambiguous qualifier such as “African” the contestable positions ...
  • Moumakwa, Tshiamiso V.; Monaka, Kemmonye C. (University of Namibia, 2017)
    !Xóõ and øHua are San languages spoken in Botswana, with !Xóõ also cross-bordering into South Africa and Namibia. !Xóõ is a Southern Khoesan language genetically affiliated to the Taa branch of Khoesan languages. ...
  • Mkandawire, Lucy (University of Namibia, 2017)
    As I lie on my mat in the still of the night, with only the intermittent sound of a laughing hyena in the far distance, I wonder what tomorrow will bring. The baby in my belly begins to kick as though reminding me that ...
  • Mbenzi, Petrus A. (University of Namibia, 2017)
    This paper describes the past and the present mourning practices and rituals of Aawambo. It examines traditional practices, which were adhered to in the ancient time, and the impact of modernization on the mourning ...
  • Lumbu, Simon D.; Zannier-Wahengo, Aurelie (University of Namibia, 2017)
    This paper is based on a case study carried out to instigate the motivation in students studying French as a foreign language in a tertiary institution, in an Anglophone country. There is general consensus among applied ...
  • Kidami, Rhoda Peterson (University of Namibia, 2017)
    Numerous studies have been undertaken on the uses of language in the linguistic-landscape of various cities in the world, for instance in Bangkok, Tokyo, Vilnius, Amsterdam, and Gaborone. Those studies revealed that the ...
  • Julius, Lukas Homateni; Hautemo, Aletta Mweneni (University of Namibia, 2017)
    In Namibian (public) schools, Lower Primary learners (pre- primary- Grade 3) are taught through their mother tongue and switch to English as the language of learning and teaching from Upper Primary phase (Grade 4 onwards). ...