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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 ...
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 ...
Language, migration and identity: exploring the motivations of selected African migrants in learning isiXhosa in Cape Town, South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2014)
This study is an exploration of the motivations of a particular group of Cameroonian and Nigerian migrants in Cape Town for learning isiXhosa. South Africa is a multilingual and multicultural country with eleven official ...
Social networking among UWC students: instant messaging genres and registers
(University of the Western Cape, 2015)
Contemporary research has pointed to the importance of social media in the lives of young people today. This project aims to explore the emerging discourse conventions and generic structures of chat conversations on social ...
The language of forms: A discourse analysis of municipal application forms.
(University of the Western Cape, 2019)
This thesis focuses on the genre of municipal documents (application forms) and the variety of written and visual languages that make up their corpus to reveal the various lexical semantics used in the forms as communication ...
Discourse analysis of narratives of Malay heritage in gentrified Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
(University of the Western Cape, 2020)
Bo-Kaap (BK) is a neighbourhood in Cape Town which has long been home to a predominantly Muslim community with deep ties to the area’s colonial and slave history. In recent years, BK has become a hotbed for developers ...