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Chairman

Dr Eventhough Ndlovu

PhD Lingusitics (UFS), MA African languages and literature (UZ), BA Hons. Ndebele (UZ),

Research interests: Language planning, policy, management, lexicography, interpreting and socio – linguistics

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LECTURER

PROFESSOR G P KAHARI

BA Gen, Dip Ed, MA, PhD
Research Interests: The Development of the Shona Novel, Literary Criticism

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LECTURER

Dr. N .E. Mberi

PhD (UZ), MA (UZ), BA Hons. (UZ)

Research interest: Language Change, Dialectolog

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LECTURER

Dr Francis Matabirofa

PhD (UZ), MA (UZ), BA Hons (UZ), Grad. C.E. (UZ)

Research interest: Comparative Bantu linguistic development and lexicography

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Lecturer

Dr M.T Musiyiwa
Ext: 14051
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PhD (Stellenbosch); MA, BA (Hons), BA (Gen), Grad.C.E (UZ)
Research Interests: Literary criticism, Popular music, Narrative, Oral literature, Folklore, Children’s literature

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LECTURER

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Dr. B. Chinouriri
Ext: 14053
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MA, ZCM, BA
Research Interests: Ethnomusicology, Gender studies, Musical arts and politics, Indigenous Knowledge Systems

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LECTURER

masowa1

Ms Angeline Masowa

PhD Candidate (UCT), MA (UZ), BA Hons. (UZ)

Research interests: Language and gender, Lexicography and translation

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LECTURER

Chivandikwa1

Ms Rambisai Kandawasvika – Chivandikwa

MAFL (UZ), BA Hons. Shona (UZ).

Research interests: Translation, Gender and literature and ethnomusicology

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LECTURER

Marongedze1

Mr. R. Marongedze

Ext 14063
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BA Hons, MAFL
Research Interests: Comparative African Literature, Zimbabwean Literature, Oral Literature, Gender and Sexuality, Popular music, Historical Linguistics

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LECTURER

Ndebele1

Ms Lickel Ndebele

MA African language and literature (UZ), BA Hons. Ndebele (UZ)

Research interests: Oral literature, African philosophy and cultural studies

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LECTURER


Mr. T. L. Gopo

Ext 14057
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BA Hons, MAFL
Research Interests: Translation, Interpreting, Terminology processing, Lexicography, Literature, Linguistics and Language Management

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LECTURER

Sayi1

Ms Sanelisiwe Sayi

MA African language and literarture (UZ), BA Hons Ndebele (UZ)

Research Interests: Lexicography, Literature in indigenous languages

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 LECTURER

Ngema1

Mr. Titus Mpemba Ngema

Master of Arts in Linguistics (University of Dar es Salaam), BA Education (University of Dar es Salaam)

Research Interests: Interpreting and Translation studies; writing and editing

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LECTURER

Mr. L.H. Bakize, 14055
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BAEd (Hons)
M.A Kisw.
Research Interests: Kiswahili Children’s Literature, Kiswahili culture, Kiswahili oral literature, Kiswahili poetry, Kiswahili novel, Kiswahili plays

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LECTURER

Mr. J. B. Siakavuba, 14059
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BA (Ed), MA (African Literature)
Research Interests: Literary Study/Criticism, Translation, Oral Literature, Theatre

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LECTURER

Mr. K. Han’ombe, 14063
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BA (Ed), MA Linguistic Science
Research Interests: Morphology, Phonetics and Phonology, Syntax, General Linguistics, Onomastics

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Tonga Language Research Assistant


Ms. L. Syadiobhe

Ext 14053
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B.A degree
BED Hons degree in Tonga pending
Research Interests: Tonga Literature, Tonga Linguistics, Translation, Oral Literature

 

Senior Dept. Secretary

Chisango1

Ms. S.S. Chisango

Ext 14049
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Diploma in Industrial relations; Diploma in Secretarial Studies.
Research Interests: Office management and administration, Counselling

 

 

Assistant Dept Secretary

Bara2

Mrs. E. Bara
Ext: 14052
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Research Interests: Advanced Secretarial Studies, Accounting, Office Administration, LCCI in Marketing

 

Dr Bridget Chinouriri

LECTURER

 

Dr. B. Chinouriri
Ext: 14053
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MA, ZCM, BA 
Research Interests: Ethnomusicology, Gender studies, Musical arts and politics, Indigenous Knowledge Systems

 

Publications, in Refereed Journals, Books

1.         Chinouriri, B. (2013). ‘Drawing from Indigenous Knowledge Systems: A Guide for Shona Creativity and Performance’, in Ebewo, P., Stevens, I., & Sirayi, M., (eds.). Africa and Beyond: Arts and Sustainable Development. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle: 109-121.

2.         Chinouriri, B. (2012). ‘Learning through Musical Arts: the Interplay between Musical Arts and Child Development in Shona Indigenous Milieu’, in African Musicology, 6:44-63.

3.         Chinouriri, B. (2011). ‘The Manipulation of Aesthetic Configurations of Chimurenga Music in Zimbabwe’s Land Reform Programme, 2000-2010’, African musicology, 5:68-110.

4.         Chinouriri, B. (2011). ‘Funeral Songs among the Urban Shona: Continuity and Change’, Occasional Paper No. 67. Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS):1-15.

5.         Chinouriri, B. (2012). ‘Rebranding African Gospel Music for Political Pursuits: The Case of Zimbabwe in the Land Reform Programme 2000 to 2010’, Readings in Ethnomusicology, 57-68

6.         Chinouririri, B. (2006). ‘The Purity of My Womanhood’ (Fiction) in (ed.) J. Kangira, Creatures Great and Small.

7.         Co-authored A Shona Poetry Anthology entitled Shaurai, Nhetembo DzaNhasi NedzaZuro By Priority Projects Book Publishers. Book was used in the Advanced level of the years 2005 to 2006

8.         Mheta, G., Chinouriri, B., Mavhu, W., Zivenge, W. (2005). (eds.)Dura Mazwi Remimhanzi Nezviridzwa 2005, College Press, Harare, 176 pages.

9.         Chinouriri, B. (2004)Traditional Music -Our Heritage, The Talking Drum, Issue Number, 21, Pan African Society Of Musical Arts Education.

10.       Chinouriri, B. & Manatsa, P. (2014). A Critical Analysis of the Lyrical and the Music Sonic Content of the Zimbabwe National Anthem of Zimbabwe: The Ethnomusicological and Musicological Perspective, Jibilika: Journal of Performing and Creative Arts 1 (1)

Dr E. Ndlovu

Chairman


Dr E. Ndlovu
BA Hons, MAFL, PhD

Research Interests: Lexicography, Translation, Interpreting, Language Planning, Policy and Management, Dialectology and Orthography, Editing

Courses Taught: 

- Language Planning and Orthography,

 - Lexicography,

- Cultural and Ethical Issues in Translation,

- Court Interpreting,

- Advanced Interpreting,

- Nguni Dialects,

- Translation,

- Ndebele Syntax

Research Fellowship: University of the Free State – Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment

Ext 14048/9
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Dr Francis Matambirofa

LECTURER

Dr Francis Matabirofa

PhD (UZ), MA (UZ), BA Hons (UZ), Grad. C.E. (UZ)

Research interest: Comparative Bantu linguistic development and lexicography

 

Publications

  1. Mpofu-Hamadziripi N., Ngunga, A., Mberi, E.N., Matambirofa, F. (2013) Descriptive Grammar of Shona, 2013, Sable Press, Harare.
  1. Matambirofa, F. “Some Remarks on zvi-‘s Agreement Characteristics in Shona” in Zambezia, Vol. 34, Nos. i/ii 2007 - published 2011.
  1. Matambirofa, F.,”The Noun Concordance System: Some Remarks on Nouns’ Participation in Bantu Syntactic Structure”, in Language Contact, Identity and Socio-Economic Mobility, (eds.) Alison Love (2011) et al. National University of Lesotho, Roma.
  1. Matambirofa, F., The Syntax of Applicative and Causative Constructions in Shona: An LFG/LMT Account, (2010), LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany.
  1. Matambirofa, F., “Argument Structure and the Morphosyntax of the Ideophone in Bantu: Some Preliminary Remarks”, in A. Ngunga (ed.), (2009),       Lexicografia e Descrição de Linguas Bantu, Centro de Estudos Africanos, Maputo.
  1. Matambirofa, F., “Zimbabwe”, “Sirivhiya”,”Mhepo”. Shona Poems in Jakwara reNhetembo, (2008), compiled and edited by Mambo Press, Gweru.
  1. Matambirofa, F., “The Problematics of a Feminist Ontology: Reflections on Zimbabwe Women Writers Poetry Project – Ngatisimuke: Nhapitapi yeNhorimbo” in Z. Gambahaya, M. Furusa & R. Magosvongwe (eds.), (2006), African Womanhood in Zimbabwean Literature: New Perspectives on Women’s Literature in African Languages, College Press, Harare.
  1. Matambirofa, F., “Orature and Morpholexical Deconstruction as Lexicographic Archaelogical Sites: Some Implications for Dictionaries of African   Languages”, (2001) in Lexikos, Vol. 10.
  1. Matambirofa, F., “Some Aspects of the Architecture of the Possessive Noun Phrase in Bantu, (2000) in Zambezia, Vol. 27, No. 1.
  1. Matambirofa, F., at el., (1997) “Was the Dictionary Review Motivated by Hate?”, in Southern Review, Vol. 10, No. 7
  1. Matambirofa, F., “The Marginalisation and Death of Indigenous Languages in Africa”, in Journal of Philosophy and Development, Vol. i/ii, January, 1997.
  1. Chimhundu, H., Mberi, E.N., Batidzirai R.B., Chitauro, M.B, Mangoya, E., & Matambirofa, F. (1996) Duramazwi ReChiShona, College Press, Harare.
  1. Matambirofa, F., “The Language Dilemma and Crisis in African Philosophy”, (eds.) C. Summner & S.W. Yohannes in Perspectives in African Philosophy, Value Inquiry Book Series, 1995.
  1. Matambirofa, F.,“Diaspora, Cultural Disintegration and Underdevelopment: Case of Zimbabwe 2001-2011” In (Eds.) Sadananda, S. and Pattanaik, B.K.,Diaspora and Development: Prospects and Implications for Nation States to be published by Springer Books,             New Delhi. pp 251-265.

Dr M.T Musiyiwa

Lecturer

Dr M.T Musiyiwa
Ext: 14051
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PhD (Stellenbosch); MA, BA (Hons), BA (Gen), Grad.C.E (UZ) 
Research Interests: Literary criticism, Popular music, Narrative, Oral literature, Folklore, Children’s literature

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