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Linguistics and Modern Languages

Staff members

Academic Staff

Prof CK Moropa (Chair: Department of Linguistics)
Associate Professor

Qualifications: BA, BA (Hons), MA (African Languages)(Fort Hare), Diploma in Tertiary Education (Unisa), BA Hons (Linguistics Translation Studies)(Unisa), D Litt et Phil (Linguistics Translation Studies)(Unisa)
Fields of interest: translation studies, corpus translation studies, lexicography, terminography, African languages literature.
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-8678
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-90
E-mail: moropck@unisa.ac.za
Publications (PDF)

Dr NM Klapwijk
Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: B.Ed (Stellenbosch), Postgraduate Diploma in Translation (Stellenbosch), Hons B (Applied Linguistics) (UNISA), MPhil (Stellenbosch), PhD (Stellenbosch).
Fields of interest: reading comprehension, applied linguistics (second language learning and teaching), multilingual language learning, technology-assisted language learning.
Tel: +27 12 429 2403
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-7
Email: klapwn1@unisa.ac.za

Mr SJ Lebese
Lecturer
Qualifications: Diploma in Legal Interpreting (UNW), BA (Court Interpreting), BA (Hons) (Linguistics Translation Studies) (Unisa)
Fields of interest: interpreting and translation
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-2476
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-82
E-mail: lebessj@unisa.ac.za
Publications

Ms DR Mabule
Lecturer
Qualifications: BA (Vista); BA(Hons) (UP); MA (UP); Diploma in Translation (Unisa); LLB Vista)
Fields of Interest: sociolinguistics and translation studies
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-8742
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building, 9-85
E-mail: mabuldr@unisa.ac.za
Mr JHM Mfusi
Lecturer
Qualifications: BA (Hons) (Unisa), MA (African Linguistics) (Wits),
HED (Fort Hare), ABET (Unisa)
Fields of Interest: corpus linguistics, phonology, syntax, morphology,
African linguistics
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-8047
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building, 9-71
E-mail: mfusijhm@unisa.ac.za
Publications (PDF)
Ms Neliswa Mzimba
Post Graduate Student Assistant
Qualifications: Certificate in PR (Varsity College/PRISA),  Diploma in Language Practice, ML Sultan / Durban University of Technology
Tel: (012) 429 4966
Office no: TvW 9-73
E-mail: mzimbn1@unisa.ac.za
Mr S Naicker
Lecturer
Qualifications: BA, BA (Hons), MA (Witwatersrand), MD (AM) (Indian Board of Alternative Medicine), PGCE (Unisa)
Fields of Interest: cognitive linguistics, philosophy of science, semantics and pragmatics, philosophy of language
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-6233
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-83
E-mail: naicks@unisa.ac.za

Dr K Ndhlovu
Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA (Hons), MA (African Languages and Literature) (UZ), Diploma in Marketing, Certificate in Assessment and Moderation, Certificate in Facilitation of Learning, D Lit et Phil (Translation Studies)(Fort Hare), Post Doc (Fort Hare)Fields of interest: translation studies, corpus translation studies, lexicography, cultural studies, gender studies, education, African languages literature, lexicography, terminology development
Tel: +27 12 429 2387
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-84
E-mail: ndhlok@unisa.ac.za

Prof MN Ngcobo
Associate Professor
Qualifications: BA, BA(Hons), MA (NATAL), DA (State University of New York)
Fields of Interest: language planning and policy, corpus linguistics, development and policy studies, critical and cultural theories, Literature
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-6310
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-87
E-mail: ngcobmn@unisa.ac.za
Publications (PDF)
Ms DT Nkwe
Lecturer
Qualifications: BA (Univ. of the North), UED (Univ. of the North), M.Ed (Wits), BA(Hons) (Wits), MA (Durham)
Fields of Interest: translation and interpreting, applied linguistics (additional language learning and teaching), language planning, reading
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-6333
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-77
E-mail: nkwedt@unisa.ac.za
Mrs ABB Nokele
Lecturer
Qualifications : BA Hons, HED, Dip in Applied Linguistics (UFH); MA (African Languages) (STELL); Dip in Translation (Unisa); MA (Translation) (WITS)
Fields of interest:  translation studies; African languages - linguistics and literature
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-6928
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-74
E-mail: nokelbba@unisa.ac.za
Mrs S Opperman
Lecturer
Qualifications:  BA, BA (Hons), MA (Afrikaans) (UP), Diploma in Translation (Unisa).
Fields of interest: translation studies, literary translation and translation ethics.
Tel: 27 12 429 6732
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-87
E-mail: oppers@unisa.ac.za
Prof EJ Pretorius
Professor
Qualifications: BA (Stellenbosch), BA(Hons) (Italian) (Unisa), BA(Hons) (Linguistics) (Unisa), MA (Unisa), HED (Unisa), D.Litt. et Phil. (Unisa)
Fields of Interest: text linguistics, psycholinguistics, applied linguistics (second/additional language learning and teaching), language and humour, academic literacy, emergent literacy, reading, reading assessment
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-6028
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-84
E-mail: pretoej@unisa.ac.za
Publications (PDF)

Mrs FM Shoba
Researcher
Tel: 27 12 429 8546
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-157
E-mail: shobafm@unisa.ac.za

Ms HA van Zweel
Lecturer
Qualifications: BA(Hons) (Stellenbosch), MA (Stellenbosch)
Fields of Interest: philosophy of science, discourse analysis, text linguistics, orality and literacy, cognitive linguistics, conceptual metaphor
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-6734
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-69
E-mail: vzweeha@unisa.ac.za
Publications (PDF)
Dr AC Wilsenach
Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: BA, MA(Stellenbosch), PhD(Utrecht)
Fields of interest: psycholinguistics (language acquisition, language & reading disorders), applied linguistics; academic literacy; development of standardized tests
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-6045
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building 9-86
E-mail: wilseac@unisa.ac.za
Publications (PDF)

 

Postgraduate Assistants
Mrs SE Louw
Postgraduate student assistant
Qualifications: BA (Unisa)
Fields of Interest: translation studies
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-6787
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building, 9-84
E-mail: louwse@unisa.ac.za
Administrative Staff

Ms Nompumelelo Cele
Administrative Officer: Survey on Language Attitudes and preferences of Unisa students towards LoLT
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-6285
Office no: Theo van Wijk Building, 9-91
E-mail: celenh@unisa.ac.za

Mr Seun Tshabangu
Administrative Officer: Postgraduate
Theo van Wijk Building Room 9-89
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-6261
E-mail: tshabsj@unisa.ac.za

Mrs Lizbeth van Zyl
Administrative Officer:
Undergraduate
Theo van Wijk Building Room 9-88
Tel: +27 (0) 12 429-6316
E-mail: vzylme@unisa.ac.za

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