Recent Submissions

  • Mediating conflicts, promoting peace and preserving relationships: lessons from traditional African justice systems 

    ikpe, Ibanga B. (Philosophy Documentation Center; https://www.pdcnet.org, 2017)
    Why do Conflicts occur? Why do they recur? Why do conflicts escalate and why do they become protracted? These questions have been variously posed by scholars of conflict and there is a rich body of theory that answers them. ...
  • Between the just and the expedient: the problem of conflict resolution in Africa 

    ikpe, Ibanga B. (Philosophy Documentation Center; https://www.pdcnet.org/, 2015)
    This paper is about African conflicts and their tendency to persist despite attempts to resolve them. Such persistence has in the past been attributed to various causes but it is the contention of this paper that African ...
  • As it is in Heaven! Mimetic theory, religious transformation and social crisis in Africa 

    Ikpe, Ibanga B. (Sage Journals; http://journals.sagepub.com/, 2009)
    This article is an overview of Rene Girard’s mimetic theory and its application to and implications for conflict in Africa. It accepts Girard’s basic idea that imitation is a feature of all individuals but disagrees with ...
  • Central Delta languages: an overview 

    Kari, Ethelbert Emmanuel (Stellenbosch University, https://www.sun.ac.za/, 2017)
    This paper presents an overview of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Central Delta languages. It also provides information on the geo-linguistic, demographic and sociolinguistic situation of these languages. It notes ...
  • Confronting a culture of silence in an African classroom: an exercise in philosophical Pptice 

    Ikpe, Ibanga B. (Humanities Institute, Kangwon National University, Korea, http://www.kangwon.ac.kr/english/menu3/sub_03_01_02_14.php, 2017)
    Can Philosophy perform a useful function in contemporary society? This question is usually answered in the affirmative by philosophy teachers who point to the development of the mind as its most important tool, claiming ...
  • Prolegomena to a Critical Thinking Therapy 

    Ikpe, Ibanga B. (Humanities Institute, Kangwon National University, Korea, http://www.kangwon.ac.kr/english/menu3/sub_03_01_02_14.php, 2014)
    Thinking may be a universal feature of human beings but correct, strategic and directed thinking is something that eludes a large section of humanity. Yet it is this kind of directed thinking that is needed in organizations ...
  • Reasoning and the military decision making process 

    Ikpe, Ibanga B. (Center for Cognition and Neuroethics, http://cognethic.org/, 2014)
    The archetypal view of the military is that of a hierarchical organization whose members are conditioned to respond to command without question. Its election of obedience as “the supreme military virtue” portrays it as ...
  • Investigating language vitality in some parts of North Eastern Botswana 

    Mogara, Budzani; Kari, Ethelbert; Kadenge, Maxwell; Molefhi, Dipogiso (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2017)
    The main objective of this article is to investigate the level of language vitality in Botswana on the basis of patterns of language use, transgenerational language transmission, language attitudes and ethno-cultural ...
  • Restrictions on the attachment of verbal extensions in Degema 

    Kari, Ethelbert Emmanuel (The Joongwon Linguistic Society of Korea, http://submission.jwl.or.kr/sobis/jwl.jsp, 2016)
    This paper discusses restrictions observed in the attachment of verbal extensions to all verb bases in Degema. Kari (1995) discusses verbal extensions in Degema focusing on the number, underlying forms, and phonological ...
  • The Southern African Cultural Information System (SACIS) 

    Thapisa, A.P.N. (Emerald//www.emeraldinsight.com, 1998)
    Describes the development of the Southern African Cultural Information System (SACIS), a project spearheaded by the Southern African Development Community (SADC). A substantial and effective information system is considered ...
  • On the status of subject markers in African languages 

    Kari, Ethelbert Emmanuel (Joongwon Linguistic Society of Korea, http://submission.jwl.or.kr/sobis/jwl.jsp, 2017)
    This paper discusses subject markers in African languages, noting that whereas the grammatical functions of these morphemes are fairly clear; their status as affixes or clitics is not. The unclear status of subject markers ...
  • The role of dictionaries in the documentation and codification of African languages: the case of Khoisan 

    Chebanne, Andy (http://afrilex.africanlanguages.com/homelex.html, 2010)
    Khoisan speech communities are found in Southern Africa, with Botswana having the greatest ethnic and linguistic diversity. Living in small communities, the Khoisan have always found themselves in a situation of being ...
  • Challenges to issues of balance and representativesness in African lexicography 

    Otlogetswe, Thapelo Joseph (http://afrilex.africanlanguages.com/homelex.html ‎, 2006)
    Modern dictionaries depend on corpora of different sizes and types for frequency listings, concordances and collocations, illustrative sentences and grammatical information. With the help of computer software, retrieving ...
  • Strategic human resource development in public libraries in Botswana 

    Jain, Priti (Emerald, www.emerald.com, 2005)
    Purpose – The broad objective of this study was to present a model for strategic human resource management through an effective staff performance appraisal system in Botswana Public Libraries in order to enhance the provision ...
  • Second position clitics in Degema: a reanalysis 

    Kari, Ethelbert Emmanuel (West African Linguistic Society; www.westafricanlinguisticssociety.org, 2015)
    This paper reanalyzes so-called second position clitics in Degema as verb-adjacent clitics. The reanalysis is based on the observation that these clitics cannot be separated from the verb by intervening elements. Kari ...
  • Parasynthesis in Degema: Simultaneous affixation or suffixation and concomitant prefixation 

    Kari, Ethelbert E. (Linguistics Association of SADC Universities, 2015-04)
    This paper discusses parasynthesis, also known as circumfixation, in Degema. It highlights the fact that circumfixes are controversial not only because of the possibility to analyze them as discontinuous units consisting ...
  • Strategies for naming tourist sites in Botswana 

    Kari, Ethelbert Emmanuel; Mogara, Budzani (University of Botswana http://www.ub.bw, 2014)
    This paper aims at establishing and discussing the strategies for naming tourist sites in the languages of Botswana using a descriptive approach. In addition, the paper attempts a classification of these tourist sites in ...
  • A Leopard's Kopye burial at Mathangwane in northeastern Botswana 

    van Waarden, Catrien; Mosothwane, Morongwa N. (South African Archaeological Society, http://www.archaeologysa.co.za, 2013)
    We report on a rare northern Leopard's Kopje grave in Botswana of a male from a small settlement, who, nonetheless, was buried with nine pots and many trade beads. The set of whole and decorated pots with traces of the ...
  • Dietary stable carbon isotope signatures of the Early Iron Age inhabitants of Ngamiland 

    Mosothwane, Morongwa N. (Botswana Society, http://www.botsoc.org.bw, 2011)
    The wide spread presence of Late Stone Age (LSA) and Early Iron Age (EIA) communities such as at the Tsodilo Hills, Matlapaneng, Serondela, Qogana, and other sites have been documented in Ngamiland, nofthwestetn Botswana ...
  • An ethnographic study of initiation schools among the Bakgatla ba ga Kgafela at Mochudi (1874-1988) 

    Mosothwane, Morongwa N. (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2001)
    In and around the Makgadikgadi Pans there are several archaeological sites that have been interpreted as places were initiation rites took place in ancient times. But how can one tell they were initiation sites? This paper ...

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