Staff Directory

Dr Chrismi-Rinda Loth
South African Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Unit for Language Facilitation
051 401 2476
Stef Coetzee Building 212

Short CV

2016     PhD Linguistics (UFS) The linguistic landscape as construct of the public space: A case study of post-apartheid rural South Africa 

2019 - current     Research Fellow 

2016 – 2019     Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Department of South African Sign Language (previously Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment)

2016 – 2019     Researcher – Department of South African Sign Language (previously Unit for Language Facilitation and Empowerment)

2011 - 2021     Facilitator International Symposium on Place Names


Loth C. 2019. Language attitudes and communication in the public space: a rural case study in South Africa. Alternation, 24(2): 122-147. DOI: 10.29086/2519-5476/2019/sp24.2a6  

Loth C. 2017. “Place names, place, and place-related identities in the linguistic landscape of rural South Africa”. In: H Beyer, M Brenzinger, T du Plessis & PE Raper (eds). Critical Toponymy: Place Names in Political, Historical and Commercial Landscapes. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Place Names. ISBN: 9781928424246

Loth C & Du Plessis T. 2017. Language visibility patterns of ergonyms in the linguistic landscape of a rural municipality in the southern Free State, South Africa. Nomina Africana, 31(1): 11-27. DOI: 10.2989/NA.2017.

Kotze C & Du Plessis T. 2010. Language visibility in the Xhariep – a comparison of the linguistic landscape of three neighbouring towns. Language Matters, 41(1): 72-96. DOI: 10.1080/10228195.2010.494682

Kriel M, Loth C & Webb V. 2017. In honour of Theodorus du Plessis. Language Matters, 46:3, 319-324, DOI: 10.1080/10228195.2015.1116136

Loth C, Steenkamp J & Du Plessis T. 2013. Manual for Multilingual Signage/Handleiding vir Meertalige Tekens. Bloemfontein: SUN PReSS. ISBN: 1920382496, 9781920382490


Area(s) of Interest

Linguistic Landscape Studies

Language Policy and Planning

Community Service

2013 - 2018     Facilitator Annual Philippolis Multilingual Public Speaking Competition

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