Show simple item record Maruma, Mamalatswa W. Molotja, Tsebe W. 2019-11-20T07:58:06Z 2019-11-20T07:58:06Z 2018
dc.identifier.issn 1016-8427
dc.description Article published in the Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies Volume 28 Number 1 2018 #4293 11 pages en_US
dc.description.abstract The article highlights folklore as an effective and genuine tool for indigenous language teaching and learning in the 21st century. There is a need to use pure, error-free and standardised language for it to be acknowledged and respected. In the campaign to sustain and preserve the revived indigenous languages—in this case, Sepedi—employing folk narratives in a text-based approach in teaching and learning Sepedi can develop in learners the desire to use language that is more refined, literary, figurative, symbolic and deep in meaning. Document study was adopted as the research method in this inquiry. Folk narratives in Moepathutse by Makopo were explored as they are rich in vocabulary and culture and promote indigenous knowledge. The study revealed that: a) Sepedi folk narratives are rich in relevant Sepedi vocabulary, b) employing folk narratives in a text-based approach results in teaching and learning the language in context and c) folk narratives preserve culture. The study recommends that language teachers promote and conserve indigenous languages through the use of folklore in a text-based approach. This is because folklore enhances relevant vocabulary. Furthermore, folklore supports languages to be learned in context – it is therefore, in the use of folk narratives that ethos, values, traditions, and cultures are preserved in communities. The study therefore, concludes that folklore is a relevant tool through which indigenous languages can be instilled and preserved by language users. en_US
dc.format.extent 11 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Folklore en_US
dc.subject Folk narratives en_US
dc.subject Indigenous languages en_US
dc.subject Learner-centred pedagogy en_US
dc.subject Teaching-learning situation en_US
dc.subject Text-based approach en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Folklore and education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indigenous people--Languages en_US
dc.title The Relevance of Folklore in an Indigenous Language Teaching and Learning Situation: The Case Study of Sepedi en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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