Literator is an influential, frequently cited, peer reviewed and open access journal. It is accredited since 1988. Literator publish research articles and essays on linguistics and literature in general but is focused on the study and comparative study of South African languages and literatures and other cultural phenomena across language, media and cultural boundaries. View our Editorial Team.

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Original Research

Lexical similarities between Khelobedu dialect and Tshivenḓa and Sepedi languages  
Tebogo J. Rakgogo, Itani P. Mandende
31 May 2023

Original Research

‘If the desert could speak’: The karretjiemense of the Karoo in My Children Have Faces  
Isabel B. Rawlins, Myrtle J. Hooper
15 May 2023

Original Research

Perception changes over time on the usefulness of language learning strategies  
Luis A. Lancho Perea
28 April 2023

Original Research

Transgressive body in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah  
Omotola T. Adeyelure, Alwyn P. Roux
17 March 2023

Original Research

Language maintenance and shift among amaBhaca of Umzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal  
Yanga L.P. Majola, Zempilo S. Gumede, Nontobeko T. Mbatha
24 February 2023

Original Research

‘Dít wat ons mense maak’: Posthumanisme en affek in In ’n land sonder voëls (Harry Kalmer)  
Adéle Nel
06 February 2023

Original Research

Language maintenance: Factors supporting the use and maintenance of isiZulu in Soshanguve  
Nontobeko T. Mbatha, Yanga L.P. Majola, Zempilo S. Gumede
19 January 2023

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Vol 43, No 1 (2022)  
Editorial Office
31 December 2022

Original Research

Die verwantskap tussen khôra en die mistiek in M.M. Walters se gedig ‘Die groot stilte’  
Elizabeth J. van der Berg, Phil van Schalkwyk
21 December 2022

Original Research

La vie devant soi – Die lewe lê voor, maar ook agter ons: Hoop vir die toekoms uit traumatiese verledes?  
Pieter Verster
15 December 2022
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Posted: 2022-01-27

Call for Book Submissions: Submit your book proposals on sustainable energy solutions today


AOSIS Scholarly Books invites established and emerging scholars to submit book proposals focused on UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals 7 and 9. We're looking for in-depth analysis and practical solutions based on sound research and data. Your proposals will lay the foundation for accomplishing UNESCO's Agenda for Sustainable Development by 2030, creating a more sustainable world. Read more . Download our book proposal form at https://bit.ly/3WHK1sn or email us at books@aosis.co.za to submit your proposal. Let's work together towards a brighter future!

Posted: 2023-06-01

Book Release: AOSIS Books Releases 'Perspectives on comprehensive internationalisation of higher education'


Discover the latest publication from AOSIS Books: 'Perspectives on Comprehensive Internationalisation of Higher Education'. Edited by Nirmala Dorasamy and Gift Mugano. This publication is a contribution to the competitiveness, sustainability, and contribution of international higher education to educational development. The Durban University of Technology publishes this book in partnership with AOSIS. The book is available for download in open access PDF format at https://bit.ly/3p21NKg. A physical copy can be purchased at https://bit.ly/3LqA1hP, and ePub version at https://bit.ly/44cxD70.

Posted: 2023-05-15

Book Release: AOSIS Books publishes ‘Environmental ergonomics’ by Sasi Gangiah


AOSIS Books is delighted to announce the publication of ‘Environmental ergonomics: Commercial kitchens in a semi-tropical city’ by author Sasi Gangiah. You can now download the open access PDF here: https://bit.ly/3njz3Mq

The book is also available for purchase in both physical and digital formats! To get your copy of the book, please visit the following links:

The book contributes to understanding the environmental ergonomics of restaurant kitchens and the challenges thereof in a semi-tropical city. This book is published by the Durban University of Technology, South Africa, in partnership with AOSIS. Watch the video below to learn about this book’s contribution to the specific scientific discourse.

Posted: 2023-05-24
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