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Applications open for postgraduate degrees in Linguistics!

Considering postgraduate studies? It's time to apply to study for next year, and if you're wanting to study linguistics, there's no better place in South Africa to do it than at Rhodes University!

Rhodes Researcher attracts NRF P-Rating

Amongst those honoured at the National Research Foundation Gala Awards held in Bloemfontein on the evening of 14 September 2017 was Dr William Bennet of the Department of English Language and Linguistics at Rhodes University.

A ‘backwards’ sound change in Setswana

Rhodes linguist Will Bennett has discovered a sound change in some varieties of Setswana that seems to go against a trend found in languages around the world: in Setswana, the sound ‘s’ changes to ‘sh’ before back vowels like ‘o’. He described this change in a Departmental Research Seminar on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

Two winners for 2016 Vivian de Klerk Prize

Emmalene Barron-Le Roux and Adam Randera were presented with the Vivian de Klerk Prize in class on Tuesday 20 September 2016. This prize goes each year to the student with the highest marks for English Language and Linguistics 2 who carries on to do English Language and Linguistics 3 at Rhodes University. This year, the prize was shared.