Ton en Anet Vosloo Chair in Afrikaans Language Practice
The Chair was endowed by Ton and Anet Vosloo and is situated in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch. In this Chair we host a centre of knowledge on the scientific study of translation, interpreting and revision/editing. Afrikaans language practice is being researched here and in this way Afrikaans is enhanced as language of science. This does not happen in isolation within an Afrikaans enclave, but rather within a multilingual and multicultural environment. Students are also trained in English, isiXhosa, Dutch, German, French and Chinese. Students are trained here as next generation scholars in the scientific field of language practice but also as language practitioners. The South African community as a whole will benefit from the establishment and enhancement of the imprint of Afrikaans in the Stellenbosch, national and international community.
Prof Ilse Feinauer of the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch in SU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has been appointed incumbent of this Chair.
Incumbent of the Chair: Professor Ilse Feinauer
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Postdoctoral fellow involved in ground-breaking research
The current postdoctoral fellow for Ton and Anet Vosloo Chair in Afrikaans Language Practice, Danie Stander, is involved in some ground-breaking research on etiquette literature in Afrikaans. During a recent Lunch Hour Talk, he and his co-author, Lizelle Smit, told the audience a bit about their research.
As genres, neither etiquette literature nor morality literature are strangers to Afrikaans readers, even if the names do not ring a bell. Stander and Smit describe morality literature as an umbrella term for the various Afrikaans non-fiction genres focusing on the transfer of education, good manners and morality. It includes, inter alia, etiquette literature, guidance literature, finishing literature, and texts on codes of conduct and good manners. And it seems that virtually no research has been done in Afrikaans on Afrikaans etiquette literature.
Stander and Smit will change that. Their joint project focuses on gender performance in Alba Bouwer's translation of the etiquette book Sybille: Sjarmante vriendin [Sybille: Charming friend]. They have already submitted their research to a journal for publication and are now waiting on word from the reviewers.
- Danie Stander is the Ton and Anet Vosloo Chair in Afrikaans Language Practice research fellow. His postdoctoral research, under Prof. Ilse Feinauer, focuses on the work done by Nerina Ferreira (1921–2012) as a theatre practitioner, translator and writer.
- Lizelle Smit is busy with postdoctoral research under Dr Mathilda Slabbert at the Department of English. Her project is funded by the Division for Research Development and entitled “Exploring the Archive: South African Women's Life Writing (19th century to the present)".
New Honours Bursaries 2021
From left to right:
Eleanor Basson (Afrikaans and Dutch), Allison Matroos (Afrikaans and Dutch), Ella van Rensburg (Translation) en Mareli Swart (Translation).
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Photograph was taken at the launch of the Ton en Anet Vosloo Chair in Afrikaans Language Practice (2020):
Prof Ilse Feinauer, incumbent of the Chair, Ton Vosloo, Anet Pienaar-Vosloo and Prof Wim de Villiers, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University (US), with postgraduate students who received bursaries as part of the Chair.
(Photo credit: Henk Oets)
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