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Rufus Gouws

Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at Stellenbosch University

Rufus Gouws is professor in Afrikaans linguistics in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at Stellenbosch University where he also coordinates the postgraduate programme in lexicography. His research, teaching and supervision primarily deal with metalexicography – a field in which he has published extensively, among others as co-editor of the comprehensive Dictionaries, An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography. He complements his theoretical work with practical lexicography and is co-editor of a number of dictionaries, including the leading monolingual Afrikaans dictionary Handwoordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (HAT), the innovative Dutch-Afrikaans dictionary Prisma groot woordenboek Afrikaans en Nederlands and the multilingual subject-field dictionary Wörterbuch zur Lexikographie und Wörterbuchforschung/Dictionary of Lexicography and Dictionary Research. Gouws is editor of the journal Lexicographica and the book series Lexicographica Series Maior. He represents his university as full member in the consortium of EMLex (European Master in Lexicography). Gouws is member of various scientific associations and was the first president of Afrilex, the African Association for Lexicography, of which he currently is an honorary member. He is the recipient of various grants, rewards and prizes.