The CODATA-RDA Research Data summer: First of its kind

Authors: Andiswa Bukula (SADiLaR isiXhosa Researcher), Muzi Matfunjwa (SADiLaR Siswati Researcher), Andrew Liabara (SADiLaR Programmer)  – Original Post During the month of January, the isiXhosa researcher from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), the Siswati researcher and a programmer were fortune enough to be selected to attend a summer school in Pretoria, which … Continue reading The CODATA-RDA Research Data summer: First of its kind

Linguistic and cultural hybridity is our identity

Author: Deon du Plessis (SADiLaR's English Researcher)  - Original post “I believe that linguistic and cultural hybridity is our identity.”[1] The concept of naturalisation is applied to people who immigrate and integrate into a new country to the extent that they are granted citizenship.[2] Nkonko Kamwangamalu uses this framework to describe how (South) African English has been naturalised, in a … Continue reading Linguistic and cultural hybridity is our identity

The Millennials’ Language

Author: Valencia Wagner (SADiLaR Setswana Researcher) - Original Post Language is not fixed, it is continuously changing and adapting to reflect the needs of its users. Today’s youth do not speak the same language as their parents. They develop their own unique slang and use it to communicate amongst themselves. Generation by generation, the vocabulary changes, … Continue reading The Millennials’ Language

Is there a branch of language that doesn’t deserve being studied? Impressions in the light of VivA’s Vloek met flair (en voorbehoud)-symposium on swearing in Afrikaans

Author: Benito Trollip SADiLaR’s Afrikaans researcher – Original post The Virtual Institute for Afrikaans (VivA) held a public symposium titled “Vloek met flair (en voorbehoud)”1 in Pretoria on Friday, 15 November 2019. The symposium aimed to stimulate a conversation about the use and academic study of swear words and their use in Afrikaans. The symposium was also part of … Continue reading Is there a branch of language that doesn’t deserve being studied? Impressions in the light of VivA’s Vloek met flair (en voorbehoud)-symposium on swearing in Afrikaans

Digital humanities: A case of doing and thinking

*Short English summary below the text ʼn Videoreeks oor intensiewe vorme in Afrikaans Author: Benito Trollip SADiLaR's Afrikaans researcher - Original post Digitale humaniora is ʼn saak van doen én dink Digitale humaniora [1] , beter bekend as Digital Humanities (hierna DH), is ʼn vangnetbegrip wat gebruik word vir studies waarin elemente van onder andere rekenaarwetenskap en geesteswetenskap ingespan … Continue reading Digital humanities: A case of doing and thinking

A video series on intensified adjectives in Afrikaans

*Short English summary below the text ʼn Videoreeks oor intensiewe vorme in Afrikaans Author: Benito Trollip SADiLaR's Afrikaans researcher - Original post In Afrikaans staan daar ʼn groep woorde as intensiewe vorme bekend. Dit sluit woorde soos stokoud, doodnormaal en hondwarm in. Hierdie woorde bied aan ʼn taalgebruiker ʼn manier om sy opinie uit te spreek oor ʼn saak. Iets of iemand is … Continue reading A video series on intensified adjectives in Afrikaans

How Africa’s Perspective to DH Could Help Question Authorship Attribution

by Emmanuel Ngué Um Authorship is claim of property over a piece of intellectual or artful work; it is spelt out, in the case of written work, by the name of the legal entity which purports such claim. Authorship is a widely shared standard in scientific and literary publications, journalism, blogging, inventions, arts, movies, drama, … Continue reading How Africa’s Perspective to DH Could Help Question Authorship Attribution

DH scholarship in Africa: Let’s talk CEDHUL

By Ayodele James Akinola The search for an improved Africa’s engagement for Digital Humanities (DH) scholarship, research and enabling environment received a significant boost on October 2, 2019. The University of Lagos, one of the foremost first generation’s tertiary institutions in Nigeria finally institutionalised the Centre for Digital Humanities (CEDHUL) which was formerly running as … Continue reading DH scholarship in Africa: Let’s talk CEDHUL