Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies


Publications, Theses, Conference and Seminar Papers


with Mutasa, D.E. and Mapara J. 2009. “Purposeful naming: The case of beerhalls named during both the colonial Rhodesia era and present day Zimbabwe,” in: Journal of Social Science in Africa 24,1: 141-163. This article was first presented as a paper at The American Naming Society 2008.


___, 2008. “Ngano: Teaching Environmental Education using the Shona Folktale, in: I.M. Zulu (ed), Journal of Pan African Studies 2,3: 33-54. Online:


with Mutasa, D.E. 2008. “The Communicative Impact of Shona Advertisements: A Speech Act Theory Approach”, in: NAWA Journal of Language and Communication 2,1.


with Mapara, J. 2008a. “Shona Traditional children’s games and play songs as indigenous ways of knowing”, in: I.M. Zulu (ed), Journal of Pan African Studies 4,3. Online:


___, 2008b. Implications of Diglossia Leakage from Shona (L) to Shona (H): A Case of Advertising in Shona. Cape Town: CASAS.


___, 2007 a. Language as Indigenous Knowledge. Cape Town: CASAS. , 2007 b. Kuchengeta Varwere Kumba: Murwere Wemukondombera: Cape Town:


CASAS. , 2007 c. Book Review on Mutasa D.E.’s Sekai: Minda Tave Nayo. Online,


___, 2007 d. “The Impact of Lexicographical Work on Language Use”, Lexikos 17. Stellenbosch: AFRILEX, 385-396. This article was first presented as paper at the Lexikos Conference 2008


2007a. Ruzivo Pamusoro Pechirwere Chemarariya. Cape Town: CASAS.


2007b. “Ngano dzematambidzanwa, in: Magwa, W. and Makadho, E.A. (eds). Uvaranomwe hweVaShona: Bhuku romudzidzi rokutangaDanho reA-Level. Gweru: Mambo Press, 118-53.


1999. Dudziramutauro reChiShona “O” Level. Harare: Academic Books. with Mapara, J., Peresuh, V. and Gondo, K.T. 2007. Kuwanana Zviri Pamutemo. Cape Town: CASAS.


with Mutasa, D.E. and Mapara J. 2010 (Forthcoming) Kudzidzisa Uvaranomwe. Pretoria: Simbaguru Publishers.


(Forthcoming) “How culture influences gender perspectives.” Chapter in ZOU Module: Gender Perspectives in Communication. Harare: Zimbabwe Open University.


(Forthcoming) “Types of Meaning.” Chapter in ZOU Module: Syntax-Semantics. Harare: Zimbabwe Open University.


(Forthcoming) “Implications of Applying the Speech Act Theory to Shona Drama.” Paper accepted for Publication by Great Zimbabwe University Journal of Humanities and Sciences.


with Rutondoki, E.N. (Forthcoming: June 2008) “Counselling the elderly in Zimbabwe and Uganda: A Systemic Approach”, in: Educaremate.




Structural or Communicative Approach? A case study of English Language teaching in Masvingo urban and peri-urban secondary schools


Creativity in Economic Crisis’: A Study of Gweja Diction by Chiadzwa Illegal Diamond Panners in Zimbabwe, 2004-2008


‘New linguistic Features in the Shona Novel: A study of some selected Novels


The Structure and Communicative Impact of Shona Commercial Advertisements: A Text Linguistic Approach’


‘ChiTB2: How Some Shona People Stigmatise HIV and AIDS Patients’ ‘Gender Construction and Stereotyping: The case of Shona proverbs’ ‘Indigenous Ways of Knowing: The case of Shona proverbs and Peace Building’


The Importance of Co-curricular Activities in the Primary School Curriculum”, Paper presented at the Vice-Chancellor’s Mentors’ Workshop held at MASU. 2-3 March 2006.


with Nyota, M. “Shona and English in post-independence Zimbabwe: Parity of Esteem and Equity of Use”, Paper presented at The Language, Literature and Communication Studies, International Conference hosted by the Zimbabwe Open University, Harare: Zimbabwe, 1-3 September 1999.


with Mapara, J. and Gondo, T.K. “Some insights on using translation strategies to come up with a Mathematical ChiShona Register: Challenges and Possibilities”, Paper presented at a Staff Seminar, Department of Curriculum Studies: Masvingo State University, 17 May 2005.


Under the name: Dube, S.


2008. “The Form and Communicative Impact of Shona Advertisements: A Discourse Analytical Approach”, Unpublished DLitt et Phil Thesis in African Languages, UNISA.


2000. “An Investigation of the current Shona orthography: Effects of its limitations and suggested solutions”, Unpublished M.A. Thesis in African Languages, UNISA.


1997. “A Study into Reasons why Shona exists as the Low Variety with English in post- independent Zimbabwe”, Unpublished Honours B.A. Article in African Languages, UNISA.