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Task Based Learning as an Alternative Approach to the Teaching of Languages in Kenyan Schools: Towards Best Practices
Although language syllabuses in Kenyan primary and secondary schools encourage teachers to involve learners in their own learning, actual classroom practices reveal that this is not fully implemented for various reasons. ...
Nexus between Gender and Language Shift among the Youth in Nairobi County, Kenya
(Australian International Academic Centre, 2018-08)
The phenomenon of language shift is brought about by language contact. Language shift from mother tongue to another language among the youth is an issue that cannot be wished away due to, inter alia, factors like urbanization, ...
Etymological Elaboration As A Pedagogical Approach: Insights From Applied Linguistics
(International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies, 2016)
Idioms are regarded as problematic to teach and, a fortiori, difficult for second language learners to comprehend due to the arbitrariness of their meanings and forms. Thus, the objective of this study is to test the ...
The Treatment of Indigenous Languages in Kenya’s Pre- and Post-independent Education Commissions and in the Constitution of 2010
(Australian International Academic Centre, 2017-12-30)
An indigenous or community language is the language that nurtures the child in the early years of his or her life. The UNESCO land mark publication in 1953 underscores the importance of educating children in their community ...
A Cognitive Approach to EkeGusii Pop Songs
(Australian International Academic Centre, 2018-03)
A review of literature on pop songs reveals that composers use metaphors to communicate their feelings. In particular, the meaning of the metaphors in EkeGusii pop songs needs to be interpreted to reveal the message of the ...
When two Horses Become Minji na Ndengũ (Peas and Green Grams): A Cognitive Integration Analysis of Blended Idioms of Political Campaign in Kenyan Newspapers
(Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019-07)
Political campaigns are emotive activities that rely on language to attract the attention of the public. In fact, electioneering periods in Kenya are heavily laced with idiomatic expressions such that one would be required ...
A Semantic Analysis of Absent Subjects of Idioms in Gĩkũyũ
(Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2020-06-30)
Idioms have been studied for a considerable time by linguists with a view of explaining their meaning. In Gĩkũyũ, for example, the meaning of most idioms can be derived from constituents that form them. ...
The Teaching of English Idioms in Kenyan Secondary Schools: Difficulties and Effective Strategies
(Australian International Academic Centre, 2016)
Metaphoric Conceptualisation of “LOVE IS A PLANT” in Gĩkũyũ: A Cognitive-Semantics Perspective
(Bulletin of Advanced English Studies, 2019)
Starting from the premise that a metaphor is a cognitive mechanism in which one experiential domain is partially mapped onto a different experiential domain , this paper examines the metaphoric conceptualis ation of “LOVE ...
Metaphoric Conceptualizations of Death in Gĩkũyũ
(KOAJKorea Open Access Journals, 2017)
Using the dictum that metaphor is a conceptual mapping from a concrete source domain to an abstract target domain, this paper identifies and categorizes the metaphors of death in Gĩkũyũ using the Conceptual Metaphor Theory. ...