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dc.contributor.advisor Kubayi, S. J. Leboho, Phuthego Sharon 2022-10-06T12:32:10Z 2022-10-06T12:32:10Z 2021
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Translation Studies and Linguistics)) -- University of Limpopo, 2021 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study provides the guidelines for the implementation of a mandatory African language course for first-year students at the University of Limpopo. The study utilised a phenomenological design to help participants to understand the need for a compulsory language course. Most importantly, the study aimed to understand the meanings that the participants ascribed to the importance of the course on campus at large. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews from 8 participants from the University of Limpopo. The sample size comprised of postgraduate students studying African language modules at the university, lecturers in African language modules, namely, Sepedi, lecturers in Tshivenḓa, and in Xitsonga. This study tested Language Management Theory (LMT) by Neustupny and Jernudd (1970). The study clarifies the meaning of section 4 (4.8) of the University of Limpopo’s language policy. Furthermore, this study brought the concept of ‘multilingualism’, as used in the setting of the University of Limpopo, into critical focus. This study recommended language module content needed at the University of Limpopo. Finally, the findings of the study show how students benefit from completing an African language course. The researcher suggested a compulsory African language module for all first-year students as a means to promote the use of African languages in academia. Furthermore, the study recommended that the language chosen by the students should not be their home tongue. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 75 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Medium of instruction en_US
dc.subject Bilingual education en_US
dc.subject Mother-tongue en_US
dc.subject Indigenous African languages en_US
dc.subject Multilingualism en_US
dc.subject Language policy en_US
dc.subject Official language en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Native language en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Bilingual -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indigenous people -- Languages en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Language policy -- South Africa en_US
dc.title Guidelines towards the development of a compulsory course in African language for first-entering students at the University of Limpopo en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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