Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature

Dr TR Carney

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Afrikaans and Theory of Literature
Senior Lecturer
Tel: +27 12 429 6683
E-mail: carnetr@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BA (UP, 2002)
  • HonsBA (UP, 2003)
  • MA (UP, 2007)
  • HED (Unisa)
  • PhD (UFS, 2015)

Currently teaching

Modules responsible:  AFK1505, TEX2601

Fields of academic interests

  • Forensic linguistics
  • Language and law
  • Sociolinguistics

Field of Specialisation

  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics

Journal articles

  • Carney, TR. en Lombard, E. 2011. Die wenslikheid van Afrikaans as vaktaal vir regstudente. Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsjoernaal, 14(1):164-187.
  • Carney, TR. 2012. ʼn Forensies-semantiese beskouing van die woordgebruik ‘onkoste’ in die hofsaak Commissioner for South      African Revenue Service vs. Labat Africa Limited. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 30(4):487-496.
  • Carney, TR. 2013. 'Het doet emmer toverie': ʼn  Forensiese ondersoek na die (on)waarskynlikheid van nekromansie in      Die Hexe. Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 50(3):24-38.
  • Carney, TR. en Bergh, L. 2014. ʼn Taalkundige perspektief op woordeboekgebruik in die hof: die woordeboek as      toevlugsoord. LitNet Akademies (Regte), 11(2):23-64.
  • Carney, TR. 2014. Being (im)polite: a forensic linguistic approach to interpreting a hate speech case. Language Matters, 45(3):325-341.
  • Carney, TR. 2016. Using frames to determine ordinary meaning in court cases: the case of “plant” and “vermin”. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics, 45:31-48.
  • Carney, TR. and Bergh, L. 2016. Using prototype theory to determine ordinary meaning of words. Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse  Reg, 79(3):486-494.  

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • International Association of Forensic Linguistics (IAFL)
  • Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA)
  • Suider-Afrikaanse Vereeniging vir Neerlandistiek (SAVN)

Projects

  • The QUILTBAG Project (community engagement)