NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO

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Department of African Languages

 

Name

Thabo MARTINS (Mr)

Position

Lecturer

Qualifications

BA(NUL), MA(NUL)

Short Bio

Thabo is a lecturer in the Department of African Languages and Literature, teaching courses in Literature.

Courses: Oral Traditions, Modern Sesotho Poetry, Creative Writing, Fiction and Drama.

Research interests: Oral traditions coupled with feminist literary approach.

 

 

Name

’Malillo Evodia ’Matšepo Machobane

Position

Professor

Qualifications

B.A + Concurrent Certificate in Education UBLS; M.A. in Linguistics Simon Fraser University; Ph. D in  Linguistics McGill University.

Short Bio

Professor Machobane is the Professor of linguistics in the Department of African Languages and Literature at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). She holds a Ph. D degree from McGill University In Montreal Canada. She has been a lecturer at NUL since 1979, teaching linguistics courses in Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Semantics and Syntax. She has also supervised many undergraduate research projects in both language and linguistics and literature. She has taught postgraduate courses in language and literature and supervised M.A. Theses in both language and literature. She has published peer reviewed articles and books in local and international Journals. She has also participated in collaborative research with Stanford University and Brown University in the United States, as well as University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. She has served in several high ranking University Committees many times.

 

Name

Lehlohonolo Phafoli

Position 

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications

B.A. ED, (N.U.L.), B.A. Hons & M.A. (Wits University) Ph.D. (University of Free State)

Short Biography

Dr. Phafoli is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of African Languages & Literature. He teaches courses in Sesotho Modern Literature & Oral Literature and Translation courses. He has also taught M.A. students and supervised their thesis. He held the following positions; Tutor, Faculty Tutor, Chairperson FOH – RCC, Head of Department, Deputy-Dean and Acting Dean (1/2 years). He served as a representative of the Department of African Languages & Literature in the Sesotho Panel at National Curriculum Development Centre for 15 years. He was until June 2014 chairperson of Sesotho Academy, an arm which advises Ministry of Culture on safeguarding the cultural heritage.

 

Name

’Madira Thetso

Position

Lecturer

Qualifications

B.Ed and MA (NUL)

Short Bio

Mrs. Thetso is a lecturer in the Department of African Languages and Literature. She teaches courses in Language and Linguistics, namely; Introduction to Morphology, Language and Culture, Sociolinguistic Aspects of Sotho and Nguni languages, Syntax and Semantics. Her research interest includes Morphology of Sesotho and Sesotho syntax (analysis of sentences). She also has interest in Sesotho rituals and customs.

 

 

Name

Mape Mohlomi

Position

Lecturer

Qualifications

B.ed. NUL, M.A.  NUL

Short Bio

Mr. Mohlomi is a lecturer in the Department of African Languages and Literature. He teaches courses in translation and interpreting, such as Translation Theory and Practice, Equivalence in Translation, Interpreting Practice and Integrated Interpreting Project. His current research interests include issues in onomastics, translation and interpreting.