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Downing, Laura J. – Language Sciences, 2009
This paper tests how well two theories of tone-segment interactions account for the lowering effect of so-called depressor consonants on tone in languages of the Shona and Nguni groups of Southern Bantu. I show that single source theories, which propose that pitch lowering is inextricably linked to consonant voicing, as they are reflexes of the…
Descriptors: African Languages, Phonology, Intonation, Linguistic Theory
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Mhute, Isaac – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The paper assesses the contribution of standardisation towards language death taking Clement Doke's resolutions on the various Shona dialects as a case study. It is a qualitative analysis of views gathered from speakers of the language situated in various provinces of Zimbabwe, the country in which the language is spoken by around 75% of the…
Descriptors: Language Skill Attrition, African Languages, Dialects, Case Studies
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Bailey, Adrian J.; Mupakati, Liberty; Magunha, Farai M. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017
While skilled migrants make influential contributions to development through remitting cash and exchanging knowledge, we argue for greater scrutiny of the role of language in the so-called "migration-development nexus". Noting the transnational context within which the everyday life of many migrants proceeds, we develop a broader reading…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Intercultural Communication, Language Usage, Cultural Awareness
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Bernsten, Jan – Journal of the African Language Teachers Association, 2000
Discusses the use of praise poetry and indigenous newspapers to teach the Shona language. Praise poetry provides formal vocabulary and complex grammatical structures from the linguistic standpoint, as well as a wonderful introduction to the Shona oral tradition. Newspaper articles provide access to current vocabulary and stories that highlight…
Descriptors: African Languages, Foreign Countries, Newspapers, Poetry
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Ngara, Constantine – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
The paper presents the author's views on inspiring creative thinking among students through a folktale. The mbira metaphor is this author's interpretation of a unique African (Shona) folktale that has the potential to enrich the pedagogy of giftedness. The mbira metaphor is an informative and thought-provoking folktale originating from previous…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Creative Thinking, Folk Culture, African Culture
Koga, Kant – Online Submission, 2010
Language attracts everyone on earth. That is because we have and use language. Although there are some minority languages that have limited expressions such as the lack of writing systems in "Aynu itak" and "Shona" languages, they can effectively express their emotion and thought with their languages. In addition, every human being can acquire…
Descriptors: Generative Grammar, Sentences, Semantics, Grammar
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Carter, Hazel; Kahari, G. P. – 1981
This set of instructional materials for Shona, a Bantu language, consists of lessons designed to be used with audiotape recordings (not included here), lesson notes, written exercises, and vocabulary. The first "book" contains 24 language lessons on a variety of grammatical topics, with line drawing illustrations. The second book contains…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Dictionaries, Grammar, Pattern Drills (Language)
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Sarré, Cédric, Ed.; Whyte, Shona, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This volume intends to address key issues related to research in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teaching and learning by bringing together current research at the intersection of the theoretical and practical dimensions of ESP. Readers will discover a treasury of information they will find useful to their own understanding of research into…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Needs Assessment
Brock-Utne, Birgit, Ed.; Skattum, Ingse, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2009
The theme of this book cuts across disciplines. Contributors to this volume are specialized in education and especially classroom research as well as in linguistics, most being transdisciplinary themselves. Around 65 sub-Saharan languages figure in this volume as research objects: as means of instruction, in connection with teacher training,…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Planning, Multicultural Education, Beginning Reading
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STEVICK, EARL W. – 1965
THIS BASIC COURSE IN SHONA, ONE OF THE TWO PRINCIPAL LANGUAGES OF RHODESIA AND PARTS OF ADJACENT MOZAMBIQUE, IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE THE STUDENT WITH DIALOG THAT RELATE TO SOME OF THE SITUATIONS IN WHICH HE IS LIKELY TO USE THE LANGUAGE, AS WELL AS PROVIDE HIM WITH SYSTEMATIC PRACTICE ON ALL MAJOR POINTS OF GRAMMAR. THE TEXT CONSISTS OF 49 UNITS OF…
Descriptors: Grammar, Language Instruction, Languages, Pattern Drills (Language)
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Jager, Sake, Ed.; Kurek, Malgorzata, Ed.; O'Rourke, Breffni, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Trinity College Dublin was proud to host, in April 2016, the Second International Conference on Telecollaboration in Higher Education, with the theme "New Directions in Telecollaborative Research and Practice." Over two and a half days, 150 participants offered 95 research presentations, posters, and "problem shared" sessions.…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Cooperation, Higher Education, Educational Research
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Roller, Cathy M. – TESOL Quarterly, 1988
Analyzes transfer of language skills from Shona to English in rural primary schools in Zimbabwe to determine appropriate time for introducing reading in English. Analysis of data indicated little evidence of transfer of language skills between languages and suggests a delay in the introduction of L2 reading. (Author/LMO)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades
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Whyte, Shona; Gijsen, Linda – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Telecollaborative research often focuses on intercultural objectives rather than language learning, and highlights limitations due to technical difficulties and poor task design. This study redresses the balance by focusing on language and learner interaction in an exchange involving the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners of 35 secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kalogirou, Konstantina; Beauchamp, Gary; Whyte, Shona – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This paper tests a new method of teaching vocabulary to young second language learners through the medium of drama, specifically the effect of drama teaching techniques on vocabulary acquisition among primary school learners of Welsh. Vocabulary Acquisition via Drama (VAD) is based on principles derived from both process drama and communicative…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Welsh, Drama, Second Language Learning
Menasche, Lionel – 1975
Using the notion of interlanguage, this paper illustrates how a useful characterization may be obtained of some aspects of the English of Shona speakers. The interference hypothesis in language learning is demoted, while the interlanguage hypothesis in which interference plays a part, is promoted. Application of the interlanguage concept…
Descriptors: African Languages, Bantu Languages, Bilingual Students, English (Second Language)
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