Blogs

  • Digitale geesteswetenskappe: ʼn saak van doen én dink

    Author: Benito Trollip (SADiLaR Afrikaans Researcher)  Updated version Short summary and English title:Digital humanities: A case of doing and thinkingIn this piece questions are raised pertaining to how digital humanities (DH) is approached in general and in the Afrikaans research community specifically. It should be an important consideration to think about the interaction between the digital and the…

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  • Buniyo

    Author: Muzi Matfunjwa (SADiLAR Siswati Researcher) Buniyo/The possessive as part of speech

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  • Ukwakheka kwamabizo-mvango

    Author: Nomsa Skosana (SADiLaR isiNdebele Researcher) //English summary below// Amabizo-mvango, mhlobo wamabizo akheka ngeenkhekhe zekulumo ezimbili nanyana ezintathu ukuya phezulu (Isihlathululi-mezwi sesiNdebele, 2018:17). Ukwakheka kwamabizo-mvango eLimini lesiNdebele kungezinye zezinto ezenza iLimeli bona kube ngilelo elihlukileko hlangana namanye amaLimi wamaNguni. Ukwakheka kwamabizo-mvango esizokutjheja ngokweenkhekhe zekulumo ezilandelako;

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  • Linguistic and cultural hybridity is our identity

    Author: Deon du Plessis (SADiLaR English Researcher)  “I believe that linguistic and cultural hybridity is our identity.”[1] The concept of naturalisation is applied to people who immigrate and integrate into a new country to the extent that they are granted citizenship.[2] Nkonko Kamwangamalu uses this framework to describe how (South) African English has been naturalised, in…

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  • First Foreign Language Teaching International Conference

    Author: Rooweither Mabuya The South African Centre for Digital Languages Resources (SADiLaR) in collaboration with the University of KwaZulu-Natal together with the Durban University of Technology, the Confucius Institute co-sponsored the first Foreign Language Teaching International Conference in Durban.

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  • Is there a branch of language that doesn’t deserve being studied? Impressions in the light of VivA’s Vloek met flair (en voorbehoud)-symposium on swearing in Afrikaans

    Is there a branch of language that doesn’t deserve being studied? Impressions in the light of VivA’s Vloek met flair (en voorbehoud)-symposium on swearing in AfrikaansAuthor – Benito Trollip (SADiLaR Afrikaans Researcher) The Virtual Institute for Afrikaans (VivA) held a public symposium titled “Vloek met flair (en voorbehoud)”1 in Pretoria on Friday, 15 November 2019.…

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