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Name: Thapelo  Joseph Otlogetswe
Institution: University of Botswana
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://thaps.blogspot.com
State and/or Country: Botswana   
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
Lexicography
Specialty: Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Tswana
Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo
Selected Publications: English-Setswana Dictionary.
Challenges to issues of balance and representativeness in African Lexicography.
The BNC as a Model for Setswana Language Corpus.
Setswana aspell-tn dictionary and spell checker.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Text Variability Measures in Corpus Design for Setswana Lexicography
Courses Taught: Introduction to English Pronunciation
Semantics
English Syntax
English Grammar
Reviewer of: Sociolinguistics: Tollefson & Tsui (2004) (LL Issue 16.1257)



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