Professor of Communication & Applied Language Studies at the University of Venda
Lazarus Miti is currently Adjunct Professor of Communication and Applied Language Studies at the University of Venda. He holds a PhD in General Linguistics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has taught linguistics at the Universities of Zambia, Swaziland
and Venda. Prof. Miti also served as Language Rights Fellow at the OSISA in Johannesburg from 2005 to 2013 and as Deputy Director of the Cape Town-based Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) from 2013 to 2016. He is the author of four books on linguistics, five novels, several chapters in linguistics publications, and seven interdisciplinary monographs written in Nsenga, a Bantu language spoken in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. Prof. Miti’s research interests are in historical and comparative linguistics, phonology, language rights, and the description of African languages.