Name and surname
Natasha Ravyse
Job title
Senior Lecturer
016 910 3510
Physical address
Building 11B, Office G01, Vanderbijlpark Campus

PhD in Linguistics and Literary Theory

language and social identity; language vitality; sub-cultural language vitality; Fanagalo; sub-cultural languages
Staff type

My undergraduate degree was a Bed (Senior Phase and FET) and after teaching for some time, I needed to extend my knowledge. My research career started in 2012 when I completed my Honours Degree in Literature and published an article concerned with the immersive and repulsive effects in ‘A Clockwork Orange’, part of which involved my first encounter with fictional sub-cultural language. In 2014, I received my MA in English, for which I received the institutional award for the best MA dissertation at the NWU for my work on Fanagalo as a sub-cultural language. In 2018, I graduated with my PhD in Linguistics and Literary Theory and have since published and presented at international conferences on my work in sub-cultural linguistic vitality theory. I focus on sub-cultural languages and understanding their role and function in society by applying and reconceptualising traditional mainstream language theories.