Morphological Awareness in Grade 5 readers of isiXhosa and isiZulu
PhD supervisor: Mark de Vos
My entire Linguistics career has been drawn towards the more formal aspects of language, specifically the morphology and syntax of languages. The start of my postgraduate career launched my interest in the morphosyntax of South African languages in particular. During my Master's, there was a need to develop language appropriate tests for a language structure like isiXhosa, which became the main focus of my research. Now as I enter my PhD, with my knowledge of the rich and complex morphological systems of the Bantu languages, I am unpacking how children who speak an African language learn to read, specifically in the agglutinating orthographies.
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