Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages

Mr NE Letsoalo

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Linguistics and Modern Languages
Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 6385
E-mail: letsone@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • MA (Translation Studies and Linguistics) (UL, 2016)
  • BA Hons (Translation Studies and Linguistics) (Cum Laude) (UL, 2013)
  • BA (Communication Studies) (UL, 2012)

Fields of academic interests

  • Indigenous languages and masculinity
  • Indigenous language development
  • Language and politics
  • Youth registers

Field of Specialisation

  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Syntax

Paper presentations

  • Letsoalo, NE. 2017. In Other Words - Defrosting Sepedi Idiomatic Expressions for Translation Purpose, presented at the 2017 Faculty of Humanities’ Spring Lectures, 2017, University of Limpopo.
  • Letsoalo, NE. 2017. The Youth Version of the Popular Multilingual Register in Pretoria: #LearnSepitori, presented at the 2017 Faculty of Humanities’ Spring Lectures, 2017, University of Limpopo.
  • Letsoalo, NE. 2016. Some aspects of verbal morphophonemics in Northern Sotho, presented at the Conference for Language Associations of Southern Africa, 2017, Rhode University.
  • Letsoalo, NE. 2016.   Toward the development of political terminology for South Africa’s African languages, presented at the Conference for Language Associations of Southern Africa, 2017, Rhode University.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • LSSA Annual Young Linguist Award (CLASA, 2017)

Projects

  • Doctoral studies (Interrogative construction in Sepedi)