Natasha Ravyse

Natasha Ravyse is a Senior Lecturer at the North-West University’s Vanderbijlpark Campus, at the Faculty of Law, with a background including a B.ed (Senior Phase and FET); an Honours in Literature; and an MA in English (receiving the Vice Chancellor’s Award in 2014 for the best MA dissertation). She completed her PhD in Linguistics and Literary Theory in 2018, which focused on reconsidering traditional theories of ethnolinguistic vitality, from a sub-cultural, sociolinguistic perspective.

Maristi Partridge

After completing a degree in Language Practice I worked as a classroom interpreter and freelance language practitioner. I started work at the NWU in 2007 as junior lecturer where I presented modules in Academic Literacy, Language Practice and English Linguistics. The modules that focussed on the influence of various linguistic theories on translation theory contributed to my interest in linguistics.