Dr Langa Khumalo


Dr Langa Khumalo

Langa Khumalo is the Director of Language Planning and Development at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Oslo (Norway), and an MPhil in Linguistics from Cambridge University (UK). 

He has been an invited speaker at various conferences and colloquia. He is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society (FCCS), a Language Champion in the Oxford Global Languages program (OGL) for Oxford University Press (UK), an Associate of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS), a Board member of the African Association for Lexicography (Afrilex), and a member of the inaugural Executive Committee of the Digital Humanities in Southern Africa (DHASA), after serving for a year as its steering committee member. 

He is also a member of the Language Policy Review Working Group appointed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). He initiated and led the development of isiZulu National Corpus (INC) at UKZN to be the biggest corpus in African Languages. He scooped First Place in Verifiability, Reproducibility, and Working Description Award for a co-authored article, at the 17th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing 2016), which was held in Konya, Turkey from the 3rd to 9th of April 2016.


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