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Prof. Kotze, a former visiting professor of ILCAA, will be awarded by the South African Academy

Prof. Ernst Frederick Kotzé, a professor emeritus of the Nelson Mandela University and a former visiting professor of ILCAA, will be awarded an Exceptional Medallion of Honour of the South African Academy of Science and Arts of the year 2018.
He has won it for his eminent contribution and service to scientific and standard Afrikaans, one of the official languages of the Republic of South Africa. His fields of speciality cover an extremely wide range of the studies of Afrikaans and general linguistics, including orthography, lexicography, sociolinguistics, language planning and policy, historical linguistics, forensic linguistics, translation studies, grammatical studies, language teaching and language practice. No other South African has excelled over such a large spectrum of linguistics over the last 50 years. The Academy specifically mentioned the Afrikaans-Japannese Woordeboek (Afrikaans-Japanese Dictionary) published by ILCAA in 2016 as his “magnum opus”, the result of years of research.
The award will be presented in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 21 September 2018.



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