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Mantoa Motinyane
University of Florida 

Mantoa Motinyane (Smouse) received her MA and PhD from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, USA and a BA (Hons) from UCT. Dr Motinyane is currently the Head of African Languages in the School of Languages and Literatures.

She teaches African Linguistics to both undergraduate and graduate students with the focus on morpho-syntax and sociolinguistics in general. In addition, Mantoa supervises Speech and Communication Disorders students whose focus is on the Milestones of Early Communication Development. She has published a number of articles on child language development, critical discourse analysis as well as multilingualism in the workplace. She is the Chairperson of the African Languages Association of Southern Africa (2012-2017), an NIHSS Catalytic Project leader, a member of the Scientific Committee of the newly established South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), an Editor of the AVBOB/Mandela National Poetry Competition, a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Book, Creative and Digital Collections Award Judging Panel as well as a member of the South African BRICS Think Tank. .

The paper shows that the dynamics of lexicography should help to ensure proper ways of accommodating and reflecting the dynamics of language in dictionaries that adhere to a user-driven approach.

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