Academic staff of the Department of Applied Language Studies specialise and research in a wide range of areas and fields in applied linguistics.

Academics listed below may be contacted directly for research supervision, collaboration, consultation, and/or any other related matters and opportunities.

 

 

Ms Natalie Adams
Ms Natalie Adams
Ms Natalie Adams

 

 

  • Multilingualism
  • Language policy
  • language identities
  • Language attitudes
  • Language ideologies

Email Ms Natalie Adams

Mr David Blignaut
Mr David Blignaut
Mr David Blignaut
Lecturer

 

 

  • Literacy as social practice
  • Linguistic ethnography

Email Mr David Blignaut

Mr Lidon Chauke
Lidon
Mr Lidon Chauke
Associate Lecturer

 

 

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language and identity
  • Language attitudes
  • Multilingualism
  • Language policy
  • Translation studies

 

 

 

Dr Marcelle Harran
Dr Marcelle Harran
Dr Marcelle Harran
Associate Researcher

 

 

  • Writing as a process focusing on Feedback Practices
  • Writing as  Social Practice
  • Multilingualism
  • Collaboration Practices
  • New Englishes
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Language Transfer
  • EdTech Uptake and Constraints
  • New Literacy Studies
  • Academic Literacies

 

Dr Mariana Kriel
Mariana Kriel
Dr Mariana Kriel
Senior Lecturer

 

 

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Theories of nationalism and ethnicity
  • Linguistic nationalism
  • Language activism
  • The language rights vs linguistic citizenship debate
  • Language contact and conflict in South African history
  • Afrikaans and Afrikaner identity politics – past and present
  • The decolonisation of Afrikaans

 

Dr Jacqui Lück
Jacqueline Lück
Dr Jacqueline Lück
Head of Department

 

 

  • Language acquisition
  • Language and knowledge
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Language learning and teaching in higher education

 

 

 

  • Language Teaching
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Humanising Pedagogy
  • Blended Learning

Email Dr Fouzia Munir

Ms Nobuntu Ntantiso
Nobuntu
Miss Nobuntu Ntantiso
Associate Lecturer

 

 

 

  • Translation
  • Multilingualism

 

Ms Aileen Ownhouse
Ms Aileen Ownhouse
Ms Aileen Ownhouse
Lecturer

 

 

  • Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Teaching and Learning
  • Language Policy
  • Promotion of African Languages in Education

Email Ms Aileen Ownhouse

Mr Mukhtar Raban
Mukhtar Raban
Mr Mukhtar Raban
Lecturer, L&T Project Manager

 

 

  • Technology-enhanced language learning (TELL) (including blended learning and e-learning)
  • Language learning and teaching (higher education contexts)
  • Critical language learning and pedagogy (including Humanising pedagogy)
  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP) - academic, professional, Communication in Engineering
  • English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) studies
  • Applied Arabic studies

 

Dr Sharon Rudman
Ms Sharon Rudman
Ms Sharon Rudman
Lecturer / TESOL

 

 

  • Discourse
  • Ideology
  • Identity

 

Ms Chanel Van der Merwe
Chanel Van der Merwe
Ms Chanel Van der Merwe
Lecturer

 

 

  • Language policy
  • Multilingualism
  • Higher education studies

 

Contact information
Dr Jacqueline Lück
Head of Department
Tel: 27 41 504 3558
Jacqui.Luck@mandela.ac.za