Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages

Dr S Opperman

College of Human Sciences
School of Arts
Department: Linguistics and Modern Languages
Tel: 012 429 6732


  • D Litt et Phil in Linguistics with specialisation in Translation Studies (Unisa, 2018)
  • MA in Afrikaans (UP,1992)
  • Diploma in Translation (Unisa, 2001)
  • BA(Hons) Afrikaans (UP,1983)
  • BA (UP,1982)

Fields of academic interests

  • Translation ethics
  • Committed approaches in Translation Studies
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • South African literature
  • Translating Herman Charles Bosman’s English short stories

Field of Specialisation

  • Practical translation from English into Afrikaans
  • Theories of Translation Studies
  • Text Linguistics
  • Literature: short stories and poetry
  • Editing in English and Afrikaans