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It all starts with ...



Good communication design starts with finding the best word choice to get your message across.

I am currently involved in a number of lexicography projects.


Publications and Advice

Information on publications, advisory documents, readings and interesting websites on different aspects of communication design, writing and lexicography.

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Prof Leon de Stadler has extensive experience in communication design and language planning. He was the founding director of the Stellenbosch University Language Centre, a centre that provides services in the fields of language support, language planning and communication design. He holds a PhD from Stellenbosch University, has done research and supervised research in the field and headed the postgraduate Programme in Document Analysis and Design. For a number of years he also held positions as extraordinary professor at the University of Nijmegen and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Leon and his wife Amanda are the authors of an Afrikaans thesaurus Tesourus van Afrikaans which was extensively revised in 2020, and published in February 2021. They are currently involved in a number of other lexicography projects.


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