Prof. Herbert Mushangwe
CACS Visiting Research Fellow
Programme: People-to-People Relations
Brief Professional Biography
Herbert Mushangwe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign languages and Literature. He is co-Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Zimbabwe. He holds a Masters degree in teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Tianjin Normal University and a PhD in Chinese Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Hebei University, China. His research interests include community development, translation, onomastics, Shona-Chinese comparative researches, Sino-Africa relations as well as teaching and learning of Chinese as a second language.
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Mushangwe, H and Musona, M. A study of the nature and impact of Shona and Chinese rhyming words/phrases, Chinese language teaching methodology and technology, Vol 1. Issue 2, 2017.
Mushangwe, H. and Musona, M. A critique of the Shona-Chinese bilingual dictionary as a reference material in teaching and learning of Shona/Chinese language, Lexicography, 2018, Vol 4(2): 135-151.
Mushangwe, H. De-foreignizing a sound: Computer-assisted pronunciation practice in learning as a foreign language. Theory and Practice in Language studies, 2014(4), pp303-312.
Mushangwe, H. Computer-aided assessment of tone production: A case of Zimbabwean students learning Chinese as a foreign language. Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2014(1), pp. 63-83.
Mushangwe, H. Using voice recognition software in learning of Chinese pronunciation. The Journal of Language Teaching and Learning, 2015(1), pp52-67.
Mushangwe, H. Translation is a mathematical problem：An analysis of Chinese English and English-Chinese word equivalents. Translation & Interpreting, 2014(6)，pp39-54.
Mushangwe, H.（计算机辅助语音训练对学生的汉语语音感知及读音记忆的作用研究）Examining the role of computer-assisted practice in enhancing learner’s perception and retention of Chinese pronunciations, International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning ( IJTTL ) , 2014(5), pp30-50.
Mushangwe, H & Sakutukwa, H. Examining the Challenges Faced by Native Speakers of Shona in acquisition of Chinese AA Verb Reduplication Pattern. Quarterly Journal of Chinese Studies, 2014(2)，pp104-112.
郭伏良、Mushangwe, H. 从词汇对比的角度阐释“动物+不吃了”的歧义问题. 河北大学学报，2015（2），pp60-64.
Herbert Mushangwe & Godfrey Chisoni. A Critical Analysis of the Use of Pinyin as a Substitute of Chinese Characters. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 6(3), pp 685-694.
Mushangwe, H. 从修纳语音高看汉语声调偏误. 汉语作为第二语言研究, 2013(2), pp291-327.
Mushangwe, H. Explaining the ambiguity nature of the word “rang” from a native speaker of Shona language’s persipective (从以修纳语为母语者角度来解
释汉语里“让”词的歧义问题). Journal of Language and Literature Studies (语文学刊). (Published in Chinese language). ISSN1672-8610,. 2014(1)，pp22-23.
Mutonga, L. & Mushangwe, H. Argument for a new variety of Shona: an optimality theoretic account of consonant clusters in English loaned words, ANNALI del Dipartimento di Studi Letterari, Linguistici e Comparati Sezione linguistica, 2013(2), pp173-203.
Mushangwe. H, & 吴非. 汉语和修纳语对应拟声词对比研究. 华章, 2014(28). pp84-85.
Mushangwe, H. & Mutonga, L. Comparative Analysis of the Chinese and Shona Language’s Consonant System. Journals of Advanced Linguistic Studies (JALS), 2014(3)，pp118-135.
Mushangwe, H. and Chivandikwa, N. (2014), ‘Aspects and dimensions of community participation in Theatre for Development: The case of the University of Zimbabwe’s Manfred Hudson Hall Sanitation Project (2004)’, Applied Theatre Research 2: 2, pp. 119–135.
Pronunciation of Chinese vowels by Shona speakers: A systematic description of pronunciation errors, Zambezia 2015. (co-researchers: Dr Mabugu, Mr Mutonga and Prof. Mashiri.
H 汉语、修纳语中的英语外来词对比研究（A Comparative Study of Loanwords from English in Shona and Chinese borrowed words. 国际华宇学报，第 7卷第 1辑（International Journal of Chinese Studies, 7(1)： pg 47-56.
汉语和修纳语对应词词义关系对比 (Comparative Study of Semantic Equivalence in Chinese and Shona Vocabulary)，De Gruyter Mouton, CASLAR, 2016; 5(1): pg 135-154.
Mashiri, P., Lin, Y., Mushangwe, H., Mukaro, L., Chabata, E., Mugari, V., Musona, M., Dhumukwa, A. & Chisoni, G (eds.) [M]. SHONA – CHINESE, CHINESE – SHONA DICTIONARY with English glosses. Harare: University of Zimbabwe, 2015.
Mushangwe, H, (eds.) [M]. Introduction to Chinese Characters: Learning Chinese Characters from a Zimbabwean Perspective. Harare: University of Zimbabwe publications, 2018.
A Cross-cultural Comparative Study of Shona-Portuguese and Shona-Chinese names (first author Mrs Chipara), Nomina Dynamics: The Postcolonial Condition of Names and Naming Patterns in Southern Africa, Editors: Prof. C. Pfukwa, Dr O. Nyambi & T. Mangena.
On the Brink of a New Naming System: A Study of the Encroachment of Chinese Names into Zimbabwe’s Naming System. Nomina Dynamics: The Postcolonial Condition of Names and Naming Patterns in Southern Africa, Editors: Prof. C. Pfukwa, Dr O. Nyambi & T. Mangena.
Quest for an iconic tone marks in Shona 2015. in Current Trends in Zimbabwean Linguistics: A Festschrift for Chief Kumbirai Mkanganwi, Eds Mugari V, Mukaro. L & Chabata, E. University of Zimbabwe Publications.
A Comparative Study of Loanwords from English in Shona and Chinese borrowed words; 2015, in Current Trends in Zimbabwean Linguistics: A Festschrift for Chief Kumbirai Mkanganwi, Eds Mugari V, Mukaro. L & Chabata, E. University of Zimbabwe Publications.
Multiple Identities and Alternative Names in Zimbabwe(co-authors: Mashiri, P and Chabata), in Zimbabwean Naming Practices and Patterns: A sociolinguistic Approach, ed Mashiri. P, Chabata, E & Mamvura, Z, University of Zimbabwe Publications.
A socio-cultural functions of Zoonyms in Shona Culture with special reference to dog names, in Zimbabwean Naming Practices and Patterns: A sociolinguistic Approach, ed Mashiri. P, Chabata, E & Mamvura, Z, University of Zimbabwe Publications.
JOURNAL ARTICLES IN NON- REFERRED JOURNALS
Mushangwe, H. (2013). 我与中国梦(Me and The Chinese Dream). China Association for International Education (CAFSA) (Published in Chinese language)
Mushangwe, H. & Madzokere, (2014). A. A Comparative Analysis of Shona and Chinese Names and Possible Distortion due to Transliteration. Journal of Studies in Social Sciences, (8), pp. 81-100.
Musona, M. & Mushangwe, H. (2014). An Analysis of Acquisition of Chinese Prepositions by Native Speakers of Shona. International Journal of Education and Research, (2), pp. 1-12.
Guo Fuliang & Herbert Mushangwe, (2015). Zimbabwean Students’ Perception of Chinese Sounds. International Journal of Language and Linguistics, (3), pp102-109.
Chen Shuangxin (陈双新) , Wu Jinying (武金英), Herbert Mushangwe (李开明). (2015). Discussing Challenges in Learning of Sino- Vietnamese words in Vietnamese Language by Chinese People. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, (5), pp198-206.
Mushangwe, H. Comparative Analysis of Chinese and Shona Tones. Journal of Comparative Literature and Culture (JCLC), 2012(2).
Mushangwe, H. A comparative analysis of Chinese and Shona vowels. Journal of Arts and Humanities (JAH) , 2013 (2), 75-84.
Presentations and Conference Papers
- Zimbabwe within the One Belt One Road Initiative, Africa and the One Belt One Road Initiative International Conference, University of Zimbabwe, 2018.
- A critique of the HSK book 1 as a teaching material for University of Zimbabwe students, Foreign languages Seminar, 2018.
- The role of the Confucius Institute in the One Belt One Road Initiative, CI Day Symposium, University of Zimbabwe, 2017
- Deforeignizing Foreign languages: Teaching Chinese from a Zimbabwean perspective, University of Zimbabwe Research Week, University of Zimbabwe, 2017
- The Role of Foreign Languages in Business. Confucius Day Symposium, 2015 (H. Mushangwe and Dr L Mukaro)
- Teaching Chinese at the University of Zimbabwe. Confucius Institute Teacher training, Mwanga Lodge. 2015
- The 8th Foreign Languages researches PHD students’ Forum, Beijing 2013 “Use of Voice Recognition in foreign language learning”.
- A comparative analysis of Shona and Chinese verbs. 2013 edition of the Tianjin Linguists Association’s annual meeting.
- A critical analysis of Shona tonal marks, 2010, Tianjin University, Presented on the 2010 edition of the Tianjin Linguists Association’s annual meeting.
- A comparison of Shona and Chinese language’s sound system. 2009. Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin Linguists Association’s annual meeting.
- The role of Foreign Languages in Business. RIO-SET, NUST 2015.
- Rebranding through Foreign Languages (Multi-Lingual Advertising), ZITF, 2016 (H. Mushangwe and A. Madzokere)
- Multi-Lingual Advertising. RIO-SET, NUST 2016.