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Researcher
Gerhard
Van Huyssteen
Professor (Full) in Centre for Text Technology 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.  

Research Interests
Linguistics
Morphology
Cognitive science
Construction grammar
Human–computer interaction
Human language technology
Afrikaans
Orthography
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 Sep 2015
UP spring seminar for Afrikaans teachers
Afrikaans ninety - Afrikaans digital
Ghent, Belgium Oct 2015
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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