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Researcher
Gerhard
Van Huyssteen
Professor (Full) at North West University South Africa
Centre for Text Technology
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About

South African linguist, with specialisation in human language technologies, Afrikaans morphology and orthography, and construction grammars (specifically Cognitive Grammar and Construction Morphology). I have been a lecturer and researcher for more than 25 years, while I was also active in research management, and the establishment of numerous end-user facing initiatives. My current projects focus on a comprehensive, comparative description of Afrikaans morphology, as well as on swear words and other taboos in Afrikaans and other languages in its ecosystem.  

Professional Skills
Research management
User-interface design
Research Experience
Professor (Full)
North West University South Africa October 2010 - Present
Extraordinary professor
North West University South Africa October 2008 - September 2010
Research group leader: Human language technology
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research October 2008 - September 2010
Junior lecturer, senior lecturer, associate professor and full professor
North West University South Africa July 1994 - September 2008
Education
North West University South Africa
1996 - 2000
Doctoral Degree , Linguistics

Thesis: The reduplication construction in Afrikaans: A cognitive usage-based descriptive framework

University of Pretoria
1993 - 1995
Master's Degree , Linguistics

Dissertation: A cognitive pragmatic perspective on sexual expressions in Afrikaans

University of Pretoria
1992 - 1992
Postgraduate , Linguistics
University of Pretoria
1989 - 1991
Bachelor's Degree , Humanities
Presentations/Talks
New digital developments in Afrikaans
Pretoria Invalid Date
UP spring seminar for Afrikaans teachers
Afrikaans ninety - Afrikaans digital
Ghent, Belgium Invalid Date
Ghent colloquium on Afrikaans
Prizes and Awards
Stals Prize for Multi- and Interdisciplinary Research
Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns | 2015

Awarded every three years to a researcher or team for work of outstanding quality (preferably in Afrikaans) that made an eminent contribution to the practice of science through multi- and interdisciplinary research

CL Engelbrecht Prize for Scientific Language Research
Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns | 2009

Awarded for work on for Afrikaanse Woordelys and Spelreëls (2009)

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