Haidee Kotze


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Haidee Kotze (Kruger) completed her PhD in Translation Studies in 2010 at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Her first monograph was published in 2012 by John Benjamins, titled Postcolonial polysystems: The production and reception of translated children's literature in South Africa. In 2013 she was the co-recipient of the European Society for Translation Studies (EST) Young Scholar Award for this monograph.

Haidee is currently the editor of the journal Target: International Journal of Translation Studies, and a member of the international teaching staff of the Centre of Translation Studies (CETRA) at KU Leuven, where she teaches in the annual summer school. She is a member of the international Thematic Network on Empirical and Experimental Research in Translation (TREC). She is also a participant in the international Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific (VEIP) research project.

She is the Director of Higher Degree Research in the Department of Linguistics, and is responsible for taking care of all matters relating to MRes Year 2 and HDR. 

Haidee's current research interests focus on language variation and change in contact settings, with an emphasis on both the psycholinguistic and social conditions of language contact. Within this framework, she studies World Englishes, learner language, and translated language. She has a particular interest in understanding translation as a type of bilingual language processing, making use of quantitative corpus-linguistic methods as well as experimental methods derived from writing and reading research, including eye-tracking, keylogging and screen recording.

Haidee holds a position as extraordinary professor in the research focus area Understanding and Processing Language in Complex Settings (UPSET) at the North-West University in South Africa.

External positions

Extraordinary professor, North West University

1 Jan 2014 → …

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Projects 2015 2019

Linguistic Epicenters: Empirical Perspectives on Regional and International Influences on World Englishes

Peters, P., Kotze, H., Smith, A., Wong, D., Lising, J., Mukherjee, J., Bernaisch, T., Gotz, S., Wolk, C. & Revis, M.

1/01/18 → …

Project: Research

Varieties of English in the Indo-Pacific Region

Peters, P., Kotze, H., Burridge, K., Lo Bianco, J., Siegel, J., Kortmann, B., Mukherjee, J., Schneider, E., Meyerhoff, M., Hundt, M., Cheshire, J. & Van Rooy, B.


Project: Research

Research Outputs 2007 2019

A multifactorial analysis of contact-induced change in speech reporting in written White South African English (WSAfE)

Kruger, H. & Van Rooy, B., 29 Apr 2019, In : English Language and Linguistics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

frequency distribution
Contact Induced Change

Register change in the British and Australian Hansard (1901-2015)

Kruger, H., van Rooy, B. & Smith, A., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of English Linguistics. 47, 3, p. 183-220 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


That again: a multivariate analysis of the factors conditioning syntactic explicitness in translated English

Kruger, H., Jun 2019, In : Across Languages and Cultures. 20, 1, p. 1-33 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

multivariate analysis
language change
written language
macro level
micro level

Conjunctive markers in translation from English to Arabic: a corpus-based study

Alasmri, I. & Kruger, H., 2018, In : Perspectives: Studies in Translatology. 26, 5, p. 767-788 22 p.

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