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Dr Joy Lwangu Lumu

Senior Lecturer
Name: Joy Lwangu-Lumu
Location: A 309 Academic Block A Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 5575


About Dr Joy Lwangu-Lumu


B.A. Hons; Dip.Ed (Makerere); B.A. Hons (UNITRA); MA (Stellenbosch); MED (UNITRA); PhD. (Wits)

Teaching and Research Interests

Pragmatics (intercultural Research), English language teaching, Sociolinguistics, Second language acquisition, English communication, Business communication, English for law/ science Students, African literature.


“Apologies and politeness in English and Setswana.” Journal of Politeness Research: Language, Behaviour, Culture3-1 (2007)[co-written with Luanga A. Kasanga –SANPAD Politeness Research Team]

“Cross-cultural investigation of apology realisation patterns in Luganda and English.” Journal for Language Teaching 39.2 (2005): 227-242.

“Internal request modification by first and second language speakers.”Journal for Language Teaching 36. 3/4 (2002): 289-304.

“Computer-Based Education and adult English second language learning.” In Comparative Perspectives on Language and Literacy: Selected papers from the work of the Language and Literacy Commission of the 10th   World Congress of Comparative Education

Societies 1999: 121 – 132.

“Cross-cultural contrastive study of Luganda and English directness levels in requesting.” South African Journal of Applied Language Studies 7.1 (1999): 88-106.

“Politeness and indirectness revisited.”South African Journal of African Languages. December 19.2 (1999): 83-92.