I am a lecturer in Afrikaans Linguistics at the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University, and I am interested in the development of Afrikaans from Dutch. My M.A. dissertation, titled Laaste spore van Nederlands in Afrikaanse werkwoorde, under supervision of Prof. Bertus van Rooy at the NWU Vaal Triangle Campus, investigates the transition phase from the use of Dutch to Afrikaans as written language, and how certain verbal constructions behave during this phase. I am currently expanding my diachronic research on Afrikaans, by further investigating the change of micro-linguistic characteristics over time, on the basis of dated electronic corpora of Cape Dutch and Afrikaans texts. My focus is currently on grammatical changes from the early twentieth to the early twenty first centuries. I am currently busy with my PHD, entitled Grammatikale verandering in Afrikaans van 1911 tot 2010, under supervision of Prof. Bertus van Rooy, at the NWU Vaal Triangle Campus.