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  • SADiLaR-funded research gives a voice to Sepedi children with severe communication disabilities

    The implementation of alternative forms of communication for children who are not yet literate – especially those who have severe communication needs and require picture-based systems to express themselves – has always been a key research interest for Prof Kerstin Tönsing. “Children who need such systems often have some physical disabilities which make them incapable…

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  • New SC leadership for SADiLaR

    The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) is delighted to announce the appointment of new leadership for its Governance Steering Committee. On 17 March 2023, Prof Mogomme Masoga and Dr Karen Calteaux were elected unanimously as new Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, respectively. Their three-year tenures are effective immediately. The steering committee comprises a…

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  • Professor Tobie van Dyk to come on board at SADiLaR

    SADiLaR is pleased to announce the secondment of Professor Tobie van Dyk, a highly respected applied linguist from the School of Languages at North-West University (NWU) in South Africa. Prior to this secondment, Prof van Dyk was Head of the Centre for Academic and Professional Language Practice and Director of the School of Languages, both…

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  • Dr Marais elected representative of nodes on SADiLaR’s steering committee

    SADiLaR’s Governance Steering Committee is pleased to announce the nomination of Dr Laurette Marais as representative of the nodes of SADiLaR on the committee. Marais is a senior researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and has served as the Speech Node manager since 2022. She has been involved in human language…

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  • Revitalising siPhuthi: language and culture

      Language and culture are closely intertwined; a person’s language influences their perceptions of the world and shapes their cultural identity. This is why, when a language is lost, we lose so much. Dr Sheena Shah and Dr Matthias Brenzinger are working on a SADiLaR-supported project in collaboration with the ebaPhuthi (Phuthi people), a minority…

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  • Write It: a free multilingual programme to support students with academic writing

    South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) forges ahead with an initiative to help students with basic academic writing. SADiLaR’s language development and testing node, the Inter-institutional Centre for Language Development and Assessment (ICELDA), has developed a series of videos, called Write It, to fill the gap by guiding students through writing. Academic writing…

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  • Launching the Digital Humanities Open Educational Resources Champions Initiative

    The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) and the North-West University’s (NWU) UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning and Open Educational Resources (OERs) are proud to announce the first intake of our Digital Humanities OER Champions Initiative. This programme, offered through SADiLaR’s ESCALATOR Digital Champions Initiative, seeks to stimulate activism and research around the…

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  • SADiLaR Newsletter: November 2021

    This is the third edition of the SADiLaR newsletter that is now available in all the official South African languages. Click on the newsletter that you would like to read.

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  • SADiLaR Newsletter: June 2022

    This is the fourth edition of the SADiLaR newsletter that is now available in all the official South African languages. Click on the newsletter that you would like to read.                            

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  • SADiLaR Newsletter: April 2023

    This is the fifth edition of the SADiLaR newsletter that is available in allthe official South African languages.Click on the newsletter that you would like to read.

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