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Bulelwa B Nosilela

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Academic Qualifications

BA, BA(Hons) Rhodes, MA (Stellenbosch University), PGCE (UNISA), PhD (Rhodes)

Designation: Lecturer, Head of School of Languages and Literatures

Contact Details

e-mail: b.nosilela@ru.ac.za

Phone: +27(0)46 603 8224

Work Place: School of Languages & Literatures, Rhodes University, Makhanda/Grahamstown


Research and Teaching Interests

Research interests are on Linguistics Theory, Sociolinguistic and Second Language Teaching. Particularly interested in matters pertaining to IsiXhosa Phonetics, Phonology and Orthography.


Professional Membership

  • An executive board member of the Institute for the Study of English in Africa.
  • A member of the African Languages Association of South Africa.


Academic Awards and achievements

  • Hold a Turning the Tides Mellon Scholarship at Rhodes University 2019 – 2023
  • Been the Head of the African Language Studies from 2005 – July 2020.


Current Projects

  • Collaborator: Bilingual (isiXhosa – English) Biomedical Terms Dictionary project (2020 – 2022)
  • Collaborator at Rhodes University in the Centre for African Languages Teaching (CALT) IsiXhosa project (2021 – 2023)
  • Collaborator and Rhodes University African Languages Development Unit (RUALDU) leader in Boosting the Use of African Languages in Education, A Qualified Organized Nationwide DEvelopment Strategy for South Africa (BAQONDE) project (2021-2023)

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