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Prof Rufus Gouws

Gouws is a Professor in Afrikaans linguistics in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch. His research focuses on metalexicography and dictionary research. He has held appointments as Honorary Research Fellow and Visiting Professor at the universities of Exeter, Heidelberg and Aarhus. He is an editor of two of the leading international journals in the field of lexicography, Lexikos and Lexicographica, and of the book series Lexicographica Series Maior. Gouws is the recipient of various grants, awards and prizes for his research. He is a team member of a number of research projects with dictionary structures, lexicographic functions and electronic dictionaries as focus areas. He complements his research in theoretical lexicography with active participation in the lexicographic practice as editor/co-editor of various dictionaries including the well-known Afrikaans dictionary HAT, the international Wörterbuch zur Lexikographie und Wörterbuchforschung/Dictionary of lexicography and dictionary research and ANNA, the recently published innovative Dutch-Afrikaans dictionary.


For information about the Department in which Gouws is based, click here.