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Language use and mode of communication in community development projects in Nyanza province, Kenya
(University of the Western Cape, 2006)
The concept of community development is founded on the premise that changes in the living conditions of people are best effected by the people themselves. The term community evokes the idea of a homogeneous social group ...
A discourse analysis of narratives of identities and integration at the University of the Western Cape
(University of the Western Cape, 2009)
In the thesis, I endeavour to create a platform on which to construct an understanding of 'integration' in a multilingual and multicultural setting, post-apartheid. I have selected UWC as the research site as it is an ...
Xenophobia and the media : an investigation into the textual representation of black ‘foreigners’ in the daily sun, a South Africa tabloid (February 2008 - December 2008)
(University of the Western Cape, 2014)
This mini-thesis is a discourse analysis of the representations of black ‘foreigners’ in the media with reference to xenophobia. In this specific context, the study investigates and analyses the textual representations of ...
Violence against lesbians and (IM) possibilities for identity and politics
(University of the Western Cape, 2015)
In 2006 South Africa extended marriage rights to gay and lesbian citizens, further signposting their legal inclusion in the post-apartheid order. This inclusion is marked by homophobic murder, signifying the continued ...
A discourse analysis of selected truth and reconciliation commission testimonies: appraisal and genre
(University of Western Cape, 2007)
This thesis is a discourse analysis of five testimonies from South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim of the analysis is to explore the ways in which the testifiers perform their identities, construe ...
An exploration of the discourses women survivors of intimate partner violence draw on to understand intimate femicide
(University of Western Cape, 2013)
This study is about intimate femicide: The murder of a woman by a male intimate partner, namely her husband, boyfriend (dating or cohabiting), ex-husband (divorced or separated), ex-boyfriend or a rejected would-be lover. ...
Face-work and identities in a discussion about xenophobia
(University of the Western Cape, 2011)
International students arriving at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) from other African countries find themselves in a position of having to negotiate their identities and positions with their South African counterparts. ...
The Zimbabwean threat: media representations of immigrants in the South African media
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
This thesis is a multimodal discourse analysis of the media representations of Zimbabwean immigrants in the South African media. The aim of the investigation is to illustrate how Zimbabwean immigration and Zimbabwean ...
'n Ondersoek na die armoede-diskoers en die uitings patriargie, bloedskande en apartheid in Triomf van Marlene Van Niekerk
(University of the Western Cape, 1996)
'n Ondersoek na die armoede-diskoers en die uitings patriargie, bloedskande en apartheid in Triomf van Marlene Van Niekerk.
Investigating changing notions of "text": comparing news text in printed and electronic media
(University of the Western Cape, 2005)
This research aimed to give an account of the development of concepts of text and discourse and the various approaches to analysis of texts and discourses, as this is reflected in core linguistic literature since the late ...