Name: Anne-Marie Beukes
Location: -Ring 505A Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Department of Linguistics Staff, Rated Researchers Staff Members
Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2694
About Prof Anne-Marie Beukes
Areas of Specialisation
Language Policy and Planning, Politics of Language, Sociolinguistics, Translation.
Anne-Marie Beukes holds an M.A. in Afrikaans from the University of Pretoria and a D. Litt. et Phil. in Applied Linguistics from the Rand Afrikaans University. She is the head of the Department of Linguistics and chairperson of the SA Translators’ Institute (SATI).
She has some 35 years’ teaching and research experience in language facilitation (translation) and language management. Her experience was gained locally and internationally in both the academic and professional spheres. She teaches General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Critical Discourse Analysis; Cross-cultural Communication; Translation Studies and Practical Translation at undergraduate level, and Language Planning, Applications and Criticism; Linguistics Theories and Applications, Genre Theory and Applications, Translation Theory, Criticism and History; and Language in Practice at honours level.
Prof. Beukes started her career as a translator with the former Transvaal Provincial Administration. She subsequently taught Speech Science at the University of Pretoria before joining the Department of Linguistics and Literary Theory at the former Rand Afrikaans University in 1986. She also headed the Language Planning section of the Department of Arts and Culture from 1993 to 2003 before returning to the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg). In the Department of Arts and Culture she was closely involved in large-scale language management projects such as the Language Plan Task Group (LANGTAG), the pilot project on the Telephone Interpreting Service for South Africa (TISSA) and a research project on Human Language Technologies (HLT).
She is the author of several scholarly articles (some 17 research articles in peer reviewed journals and 18 in other journals), has contributed to chapters in 8 books, and read a number of papers at language conferences (23 papers at international conferences and 19 at local conferences). She has supervised 19 postgraduate dissertations and one doctorate. She is an NRF rated researcher and is running an NRF funded research project on “Language and identity in Onverwacht”.
A recent research article by Prof. Beukes, i.e. “Language policy incongruity and African languages in post-apartheid South Africa”, published in Language Matters. Studies in the Languages of Africa,40(1), July 2009, 35-55, was included on the list of the five most cited language and linguistics articles in Language Matters during 2010.
Prof. Beukes has served on the Executive of the SA Translators’ Institute (SATI) since 1986 and has been SATI’s chairperson since 2005. She holds full accreditation by SATI (Translation English – Afrikaans). She represented South Africa on the Council of the International Federation of Translators (FIT) for nine years and was FIT Vice-President from 2003-2005. She is currently a member of the FIT Training Committee. She also served on the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) from 1996 to 1997.
Contributions to Books:
Beukes, A-M. 2010. South Africa: Linguistic diversity and a culture of peace. In LA GESTIÓ DE LA DIVERSITAT LINGÜÍSTICA I ELS PROCESSOS DE PAU = LA GESTIÓN DE LA DIVERSIDAD LINGÜÍSTICA Y LOS PROCESOS DE PAZ = THE MANAGEMENT OF LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY AND PEACE PROCESSES = LA GESTION DE LA DIVERSITÉ LINGUISTIQUE ET LES PROCESSUS DE PAIX. Barcelona: Centre UNESCO de Catalunya-Unesococat, 424 pp.
Pienaar, M & A-M Beukes. 2009. Die Vertaling van ‘n vertaalterminologielys in Afrikaans: ‘n Prosesbeskrywing. In Burger, W & M Pienaar (eds.): DIE TAND VAN DIE TYD. OPSTELLE OPGEDRA AAN JAC CONRADIE. Stellenbosch: Sun Media, 61-74.
Beukes, A-M & M Pienaar. 2009. Simultaneous interpreting: Implementing multilingual teaching in a South African tertiary classroom. In Inggs, J. & L. Meintjes (eds.): TRANSLATION STUDIES IN AFRICA. London & New York: Continuum, 223-243.
Beukes, A-M.. 2006. Looking back on translation and interpreting in South Africa: a useful tool in the efficient management of linguistic diversity? In Webb, V. & T. du Plessis (eds.): THE POLITICS OF LANGUAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA. Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers, 15-24.
Beukes, A.M. 1995. Afrikaans in formal education. In Webb, V.N. (ed.): LANGUAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA. AN INPUT INTO LANGUAGE PLANNING FOR A POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA. The LiCCA (SA) Report. Pretoria: University of Pretoria, 219-230.
Beukes, A.M. 1994. Social transformation and translator and interpreter training. In Kruger, A. (ed.): NEW PERSPECTIVES ON TEACHING TRANSLATORS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Pretoria: Unisa, 1-9.
Beukes, A.M. 1992. Training translators in post-apartheid, democratic South Africa. In Dollerup, C. & A. Loddegaard (eds.): TEACHING TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING. Training, talent and experience. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 31-36.
Beukes, A.M. 1991. Die kommunikatiewe vermoë van die taalgebruiker (The communicative competence of the language user). In Webb, V.N. & A.M. Beukes (eds.): EERSTETAALONDERRIG IN DIE SOEKLIG. ‘n Verkenning vanuit taalkundige perspektief. Pretoria: Academica, 26-54.
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals:
A research article by Prof. Beukes was included on the list of the five most cited language and linguistics journal articles in Language Matters. Studies in the Languages of Africa in 2010:
Language policy incongruity and African languages in post-apartheid South Africa. In Language Matters. Studies in the Languages of Africa, 40(1), July 2009, 35-55.
Moyo, J, A-M Beukes & W van Rensburg. 2010. Teaching and learning English as a Home Language in a predominantly non-native English classroom: A study from KwaZulu-Natal. JOURNAL FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING, 44(2): 23-28.
Beukes, A-M & M Pienaar. 2010. Uitdagings en struikelblokke by die vertaling van die FIT internasionale-vertaalterminologielys in Afrikaans. SOUTHERN AFRICAN LINGUISTICS AND APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES, 28(3): 267–282.
Beukes, A-M. 2010. ‘Opening the doors of education’: Language policy at the University of Johannesburg. In LANGUAGE MATTERS. STUDIES IN THE LANGUAGES OF AFRICA, 41(2), November, 193 – 213.
Beukes, A-M. 2009. Language policy incongruity and African languages in post-apartheid South Africa. In LANGUAGE MATTERS. STUDIES IN THE LANGUAGES OF AFRICA, 40(1), July, 35-55.
Beukes, A-M. 2008. Language policy implementation in South Africa: How Kempton Park’s great expectations are dashed in Tshwane. In STELLENBOSCH PAPERS IN LINGUISTICS (SPIL), 38, 1-26.
Beukes, A-M. 2007(a). Governmentality and the good offices of translation in 20th-century South Africa. In SOUTHERN AFRICAN LINGUISTICS AND APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES, 25(2), 1-15.
Beukes, A-M. 2007(b). On language heroes and the modernising movement of Afrikaner nationalism. In SOUTHERN AFRICAN LINGUISTICS AND APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES, 25(3), 245-258.
Bembe, MP & A-M Beukes. 2007(c). The use of slang by black youth in Gauteng. In SOUTHERN AFRICAN LINGUISTICS AND APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES, 25(4), 463-472.
Beukes, A-M. 2006(a). Translation in South Africa: The politics of transmission. In SOUTHERN AFRICAN LINGUISTICS AND APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES, 24(1), 1-6.
Beukes, A-M. 2006(b). ‘n Rol vir taalbeplanningsagente in taal-in-onderwysbeplanning? (A Role for language planning agents in language-in-education planning?) In JOURNAL FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING, 40(1), June, 21-35.
Beukes, A-M. 2006(c). Some factors influencing the use of simultaneous interpreting as an alternative to parallel-medium teaching in tertiary education. JOURNAL FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING, 40(2), 127-139.
Beukes, A.M. 1994. Vertaling in Suid-Afrika by ‘n kruispad (Translation in South Africa at the crossroads). In SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 12(4), 101-108.
Beukes, A.M. 1992. Moedertaalonderrig in ‘n demokratiese Suid-Afrika (Mother-tongue education in a democratic South Africa). In PER LINGUAM, 8(1), 42-51.
Beukes, A.M. 1991. The politics of language in formal education: the position of Afrikaans. In SOUTH AFRICA JOURNAL FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING, 25(1), 64-77.
Beukes, A.M. 1991. Language teaching and politics of language. In SA JOURNAL FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING, 25(4), 89-100.
Alant, E. & A.M. Beukes. 1986. The application of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test – Revised (PPVT-R) to non-mainstream children. In SA JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, 33, 7-14.
Alant, E. & A.M. Beukes. 1986. ‘n Funksionele analise van die taal van die voornemende skoolbeginner: ‘n longitudinale studie (A functional analysis of prospective school beginners’ language: A longitudinal study). In SA JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 6(3), 1-14.