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Linguistics and Modern Languages

Research Fellows

These are scholars who are affiliated to our department and are active researchers in their respective fields. Some are former Unisa staff members who have retired and others are scholars from other institutions.

Dr Barbara Meiring
Email: meiriba@vodamail.co.za

Qualifications
Dlitt et Phil
Fields of interest
Sociolinguistics, Onomastics, Semantics
Publications

Prof GR Sampson
Email: sampson@cantab.net

Qualifications
PhD(Cambridge), MA(Cambridge), MA(Yale), MA(Oxford by Incorporation)
Fields of interest
Relations between linguistics and philosophy; grammar; computational linguistics
Publications
Prof Sampson's best-known books include The 'Language Instinct' Debate, English for the Computer, Writing Systems, and Schools of Linguistics.  For other books and journal articles, see his website

Prof AP Hendrikse 
Email: hendrap1947@gmail.com

Qualifications
BA (Honours - Anthropology) (Stellenbosch University), BA (Honours African Languages & Linguistics) (Stellenbosch University), PhD (Rhodes University)
Fields of interest
African Linguistics, Typological, Formal Linguistics and Cognitive Linguistics
Publications 

Prof EH Hubbard
Email: hubhi757@gmail.com



Qualifications
BA (Cape Town), BA(Hons) (Rhodes), MA (Reading), MA, D.Litt. et Phil. (UNISA), PGCE (London)
Fields of Interest
Text linguistics and discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, stylistics, forensic linguistics, academic writing, applied linguistics
Publications

Dr Maria Lirola
Email: maria.lirola@ua.es



Qualifications: 
Phd in English Studies and Master and Bachelor degree in English
Fields of Interest
Critical discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics, genre theory, applied linguistics, multimodality and genre studies
Publications

Dr Carol Ann Macdonald
Email: carolmacdon@gmail.com


 
Qualifications
MA (Wits), MA (Reading), PhD(Edinburgh)
Fields of interest
Early language and cognitive development, literacy development, Vygotskian studies
Publications