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Linguistics and Modern Languages

About us

The Department of Linguistics consists of sections for general linguistics, applied linguistics, translation studies and the Academic Literacy Research Unit (ALRU).  

Our research projects include, among others, spoken language corpora for African languages, sign language, Zulu interpreting corpus and multilingual health translation corpus. 

Please note that you may also take linguistics modules for non-degree purposes. For example, you may not want to enrol for a degree, but you're interested in how children acquire their first language so effortlessly, or you may be fascinated by the relationship between the brain and language. Then, you may enrol only for the specific undergraduate module that interests you.  Most modules are offered in both semesters. This means you may register twice a year, namely in May/June or December/January. Group classes are held each semester for some of our undergraduate modules.

The Linguistic Society of Southern Africa can be found at