NRF-rated researcher heads up NWU Vaal Campus's language research focus area

Anjonet Jordaan -- Fri, 02/06/2015 - 15:55

NRF-rated researcher heads up NWU Vaal Campus's language research focus area

UPSET (Understanding and Processing Language in Complex Settings), the research focus area located on the Vaal Triangle Campus of North-West University, recently appointed a new research director.

 

Prof Susan Coetzee-van Rooy, whose research focus is on multilingualism, moved from her previous position as research director of the Faculty of Humanities to take over helm of UPSET research focus area for following three years. After she successfully nurtured and developed research and researchers in the faculty, she can now focus her full attention on research within the research field she earned her NRF rating in: language and multilingualism.

Prof Coetzee-van Rooy previously also worked at our university’s Potchefstroom Campus and Institutional Office to establish and improve academic development and support departments across North-West University to ensure all NWU students can receive the support they need.

This week, Prof Coetzee-van Rooy took part in a discussion on KYKnet’s journal program Prontuit on the Curro school controversy. View the insert by following this link.

 

 

*UPSET’s research endeavours are divided into four sub-programmes:

  • Audiovisual translation
  • Multilingualism and applied language studies
  • Translation studies
  • Descriptive linguistics

Get to know more about the UPSET Research Focus Area’s research and researchers by reading their blog.