Natasha Ravyse (lecturer)

Natasha Ravyse (lecturer)

I am Natasha Ravyse, a lecturer at the VTC as well as a linguistics and literary theory PhD student. I completed my first degree (Bed Senior Phase and FET) in 2010. I then completed a third-year BA English year in order to qualify for BA status. The BA status allowed me to complete my BA Honours in English majoring in literature with a focus on fictional sub-cultural language. I published my first article based on my Honours mini dissertation. In 2013, I completed my MA in English which focused on the development of a conceptual sub-cultural language maintenance model applied to Fanagalo. This research was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s medal. Currently, my focus is on re-conceptualising the notion of ethnolinguistic vitality in order to develop a standardised linguistic vitality measuring instrument applied to Tsotsitaal as a sub-cultural language.