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Numerous language (technology) products have been produced by members of the Xhosa Department. A small selection is presented here, with links to outside websites where more information and/or the tools themselves may be found.




Sondelani! IsiXhosa Language Acquisition Programme Neethling, S.J. 2006.

North-West University: CTexT. Teach yourself Xhosa in less than 48 hours! This package is aimed at people, regardless of their age, who would like to acquire Xhosa for communicative purposes. The CD-ROM contains four chapters each comprising six to eight lessons. Each lesson is based on contextual language usage in dialogue form.

Naming Among the Xhosa of South Africa Neethling, B. 2005.New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

This is the first comprehensive monograph on naming in the Xhosa speaking community in South Africa. Although onomastic studies in South Africa have a fairly long history, the emphasis has been mainly on toponyms. This work brings together all available scholarly research on Xhosa naming as well as recent research by the author. It not only covers the well-known categories such as anthroponyms and toponyms, but also lesser-known topics such as the names of minibus taxis and month names.

Kiswahili Part-of-Speech Tagger ' Demo De Pauw, G., De Schryver, G-M & Wagacha, P.W. 2006. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) 4188: 197-204.

This demo showcases a broad coverage part-of-speech tagger for Kiswahili. It retrieves the morpho-syntactic categories for words in a sentence. This system uses the Memory-Based Tagger trained on the Helsinki Corpus of Swahili.

Cilub' Phonetics, Proposals for a 'corpus-based phonetics from below'-approach De Schryver, G-M. 1999. Ghent: Recall.

In this monograph a new approach to phonetics is introduced, with which a maximum number of claims can be made about the most frequent section of a language's lexicon, and this based on a minimum number of words.

Ukubala ngokuyimpumelelo, Ibanga 1-3 Mabeqa, T.V. 1998. Cape Town: Oxford University Press.

Translations into Xhosa of 'Oxford Successful Numeracy', Grades 1 to 3.

Multilingualism: An asset Van Huyssteen, A. 2002. Cape Town: CASAS Book Series No. 21.

In Francis R. Owino (ed.). 2002. 'Speaking African.' An important collection of essays dealing with the issues of development, education and African languages.

The teaching of scientific material through the medium of Xhosa Van Huyssteen, A. 2002. Cape Town: CASAS Book Series No. 18.

In Kwesi Kwaa Prah (ed.). 2002. 'Rehabilitating African Languages.' A collection of seven case studies which illustrate the consequences of language policies in Africa.

Umthombo 4-6 Memani-Ngculu, P., Mpolweni-Zantsi, N.L. & Ainslie, D. 1997 ' 2002. Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter

A learning programme for all learners learning Xhosa as their home language. The series caters for both urban and rural children. Both the learner's book and the workbook provide children with opportunities to develop creative and critical thinking skills by using open-ended questions and doing some research. For Grades 4 to 6.

Umdlalo ' Isikhokelo Sohlalutyo Keuris, M., Neethling, S.J. & Mpolweni-Zantsi, N.L. 1999. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik.

A translation into Xhosa of Marisa Keuris's 'Die dramateks: 'n handleiding'.

Ms. Thenjiswa Ntwana Mgijima Akwaba Ntwana, T. 2005.Cape Town: Oxford University Press.

A novel in Xhosa.

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