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  • Investigating language vitality in some parts of North Eastern Botswana 

    Mogara, Budzani; Kari, Ethelbert; Kadenge, Maxwell; Molefhi, Dipogiso (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2017)
    The main objective of this article is to investigate the level of language vitality in Botswana on the basis of patterns of language use, transgenerational language transmission, language attitudes and ethno-cultural ...
  • Restrictions on the attachment of verbal extensions in Degema 

    Kari, Ethelbert Emmanuel (The Joongwon Linguistic Society of Korea, http://submission.jwl.or.kr/sobis/jwl.jsp, 2016)
    This paper discusses restrictions observed in the attachment of verbal extensions to all verb bases in Degema. Kari (1995) discusses verbal extensions in Degema focusing on the number, underlying forms, and phonological ...
  • Facebooking religion and the technologization of the religious discourse: a case study of a Botswana-based Prophetic Church 

    Faimau, Gabriel; Behrens, Camden (Heidelberg University Publishing, heiup.uni-heidelberg.de/, 2016)
    Technologization of discourse is generally conceptualized as a process of influencing people’s way of thinking through the use of certain linguistic strategies. In this process, power is exercised through the use of ...
  • The Southern African Cultural Information System (SACIS) 

    Thapisa, A.P.N. (Emerald//www.emeraldinsight.com, 1998)
    Describes the development of the Southern African Cultural Information System (SACIS), a project spearheaded by the Southern African Development Community (SADC). A substantial and effective information system is considered ...
  • On the status of subject markers in African languages 

    Kari, Ethelbert Emmanuel (Joongwon Linguistic Society of Korea, http://submission.jwl.or.kr/sobis/jwl.jsp, 2017)
    This paper discusses subject markers in African languages, noting that whereas the grammatical functions of these morphemes are fairly clear; their status as affixes or clitics is not. The unclear status of subject markers ...
  • The role of dictionaries in the documentation and codification of African languages: the case of Khoisan 

    Chebanne, Andy (http://afrilex.africanlanguages.com/homelex.html, 2010)
    Khoisan speech communities are found in Southern Africa, with Botswana having the greatest ethnic and linguistic diversity. Living in small communities, the Khoisan have always found themselves in a situation of being ...
  • Challenges to issues of balance and representativesness in African lexicography 

    Otlogetswe, Thapelo Joseph (http://afrilex.africanlanguages.com/homelex.html ‎, 2006)
    Modern dictionaries depend on corpora of different sizes and types for frequency listings, concordances and collocations, illustrative sentences and grammatical information. With the help of computer software, retrieving ...
  • Strategic human resource development in public libraries in Botswana 

    Jain, Priti (Emerald, www.emerald.com, 2005)
    Purpose – The broad objective of this study was to present a model for strategic human resource management through an effective staff performance appraisal system in Botswana Public Libraries in order to enhance the provision ...
  • Second position clitics in Degema: a reanalysis 

    Kari, Ethelbert Emmanuel (West African Linguistic Society; www.westafricanlinguisticssociety.org, 2015)
    This paper reanalyzes so-called second position clitics in Degema as verb-adjacent clitics. The reanalysis is based on the observation that these clitics cannot be separated from the verb by intervening elements. Kari ...
  • Parasynthesis in Degema: Simultaneous affixation or suffixation and concomitant prefixation 

    Kari, Ethelbert E. (Linguistics Association of SADC Universities, 2015-04)
    This paper discusses parasynthesis, also known as circumfixation, in Degema. It highlights the fact that circumfixes are controversial not only because of the possibility to analyze them as discontinuous units consisting ...
  • Strategies for naming tourist sites in Botswana 

    Kari, Ethelbert Emmanuel; Mogara, Budzani (University of Botswana http://www.ub.bw, 2014)
    This paper aims at establishing and discussing the strategies for naming tourist sites in the languages of Botswana using a descriptive approach. In addition, the paper attempts a classification of these tourist sites in ...
  • A Leopard's Kopye burial at Mathangwane in northeastern Botswana 

    van Waarden, Catrien; Mosothwane, Morongwa N. (South African Archaeological Society, http://www.archaeologysa.co.za, 2013)
    We report on a rare northern Leopard's Kopje grave in Botswana of a male from a small settlement, who, nonetheless, was buried with nine pots and many trade beads. The set of whole and decorated pots with traces of the ...
  • Dietary stable carbon isotope signatures of the Early Iron Age inhabitants of Ngamiland 

    Mosothwane, Morongwa N. (Botswana Society, http://www.botsoc.org.bw, 2011)
    The wide spread presence of Late Stone Age (LSA) and Early Iron Age (EIA) communities such as at the Tsodilo Hills, Matlapaneng, Serondela, Qogana, and other sites have been documented in Ngamiland, nofthwestetn Botswana ...
  • An ethnographic study of initiation schools among the Bakgatla ba ga Kgafela at Mochudi (1874-1988) 

    Mosothwane, Morongwa N. (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2001)
    In and around the Makgadikgadi Pans there are several archaeological sites that have been interpreted as places were initiation rites took place in ancient times. But how can one tell they were initiation sites? This paper ...
  • Modernizing the Botswana National Front: a case for political marketing 

    Tutwane, L. (The Botswana Societ, www.botsoc.org.bw, 2012)
    This paper argues that the choice of a younger and more popular, Duma Boko as president of the opposition Botswana National Front in 2010 was a good move for the party. However, this is not enough. The party needs to ...
  • Corruption, court records and justice administration in Kenya 

    Mnjama, N. (2013-08-09)
    This paper outlines some of the challenges facing the management of court records in Kenya. It argues that frequent cases of lost or misplaced case files in the Kenyan courts systems impacts negatively on the administration ...
  • Library and information needs of continuing education students at the University of Botswana: a case of two satellite centres 

    Oladokun, O. (2013-08-09)
    The general objective of this study is to investigate the library and information needs of the continuing education students of the University of Botswana in some satellite campuses specifically in Selebi Phikwe and ...
  • Guide to the contents of Botswana National Archives 

    Wamukoya, J. (2013-08-09)
    The current guide is an updated and revised version of the first guide which was done in 1984. It includes archives that have since been processed and accessioned into the national archives and private collections as well ...
  • Bid to settle Jewish refugees from Nazi-Germany in Botswana, 1938-1939 

    Makgala, C.J. (Botswana Society / www.botsoc.org.bw, 2006)
    This article demonstrates that while Adolf Hitler's Nazis were busy persecuting Jews in Germany there was an attempt made by the colonial authorities in Botswana, South Africa and Britain to settle some Jewish refugees in ...
  • Impact assesment of the DLIS programme on the Botswana labour market 

    Wamukoya, J.; Zulu, S.; Kalusopa, T. (2013-08-09)
    The study aims at assessing the impact and relevance of LIS programme on the labour market. It is hoped that the study will bring to light the range of practical skills and competencies that both graduates and employers ...