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Manipulation of subject peoples' history, legends and myths: The case of Prestor John.
(Polytechnic of Namibia, Department of Communication., 2008)
This article claims that John Buchan’s Prester John, a small novel of 1910 can be read, arguably, as a settler novel setting out to undercut the indigenous Africans’ wars of resistance and self-determination by manipulation ...
The girl child is not a "hen that wants to be a cock": A short survey of the portrayal of the girl child in Alumenda's selected children's books.
(Polytechnic of Namibia, Department of English Communication., 2009)
This paper illustrates that Stephen Alumenda represents the girl-child in a positive way in four of his children’s books. The girl-child is portrayed as active, assertive, wise and independent. Alumenda satirises the ...
Product-oriented communication: A linguistic analysis of selected adverts.
(Polytechnic of Namibia, Department of Communication., 2009)
The language that is used in commercial advertisements in general often does more than just inform the public about products that are on sale; the language usually has an extra crucial task of trying to persuade potential ...
An analysis of English errors made by Polytechnic of Namibia students.
(Polytechnic of Namibia, Department of Communication, 2010)
The focus of this study is errors made by students using English at the Polytechnic of Namibia. An investigation into errors and their causes peculiar to Namibia is significant insofar as it enables the researchers to ...
Women writers' use of metaphor as gender rhetoric in discourse on HIV/AIDS and sex-related issues: The case of "Totanga patsva" (We start afresh) by Zimbabwe Women Writers.
(Polytechnic of Namibia, Department of Communication., 2007)
This article analyses the metaphors that women writers use to communicate various messages about HIV/AIDS and sex. We argue that the writers use metaphors in their discourse mainly because the Shona culture places ...
The sun that never rose: A rhetorical analysis of the July 2006 "Sunrise of Currency Reform" monetary policy review statement issued by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
(Polytechnic of Namibia, Department of English Communication, 2007)
This paper analyses the rhetoric that Dr Gideon Gono, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, used in his (in) famous ‘Sunrise of Currency Reform’ Monetary Policy Review Statement to make people believe that once ...