The following are some selected talks that I gave at conferences, workshops or seminars

  1. Fifty shades of tshwara. A paper presented at the Department of English seminar on 17 February 2017. University of Botswana.
  2. I delivered a talk at Son of the Soil Workshop 2017. Setswana alliteration and consonance in music and poetry. Botho University. 17 February 2017.
  3. I delivered a keynote address and officially opened “Kwa ga Mma Leema Cultural Village” at the Kidz Academy International School, Kanye. November 12, 2016.
  4. Identification and processing of digits in Setswana. A paper presented (with Dr. Kgolo, N) at the Department of English seminar on 04 November 2016. University of Botswana.
  5. The history of Bangwaketse. A presentation given at the 4th Annual Mmakgodumo Cultural and Heritage Festival dinner and main celebrations. Kanye, Botswana. 29th & 30th October 2016.
  6. Setswana dictionaries: Invaluable Resources for Readers and Writers. A paper presented at the Northern Cape Writers’ Festival. Kimberley, South Africa. 19th October 2016.
  7. A presentation at the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve SSystems (ASSIST) Project workshop in Kanye, 13 October 2016.
  8. A United and Proud Nation. A keynote address given on the occassion of the 50th Independence Anniversary of Botswana. GaNgwaketse main Kgotla. Kanye. September 30, 2016.
  9. On the importance of cultural tourism. A talk given during a day of culture hosted by the Bahurutshe ba Gopane. Gopane village, South Africa. September 17, 2016.
  10. The problem of [consonant + w] clusters in SetswanaIs a Cw cluster a consonant or a series of consonants? A paper presented at the Department of English seminar on 09 September 2016. University of Botswana.
  11. On the possibility of using Kweneng historical sites for the benefit of regional tourism. Dithubaruba 10th Anniversary Celebrations. Molepolole. 3rd September 2016.
  12. The History of Botswana & Botswana’s linguistic variations.  A talk given to the Peace Corps Volunteers Training. Molepolole IHS Auditorium. August 10, 2016.
  13. Guest Speaker at the Official launch of Southern Region President’s Day Art Competitions organised by Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, on 24th May 2016 at Bathoen II Memorial Museum Kanye.
  14. Setswana rhyme, alliteration and consonance. A paper presented at a poetry workshop organised by the Single Man Act Poetry Event (SMAPE) on 23rd April 2016. Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. Gaborone, Botswana.
  15. Frequency and distribution of the Setswana syllable. A paper presented at the Department of English seminar on 05 February 2016. University of Botswana.
  16. Strategies of preserving and developing local languages. A paper presented at the second Son of the Soil Seminar. Little Theatre, Botswana National Museum, Gaborone. 22 January 2016.
  17. I delivered a key note address at the BOSETU Cultural Night. Boipuso Hall, Gaborone. 12 December 2015.
  18. Botswana Place Names Dictionary: A proposal. A presentation to the Botswana Place Names Interim Committee. Surveys & Mapping, Gaborone. July 31st, 2015
  19. Power relations in Setswana names: A study of “kgotla” and “kgosi” names. Department of English 8th International conference, University of Botswana. 22-24 June, 2015.
  20. Kgolo, N. N., Eisenbeiss, S. & Otlogetswe, T. J. Evaluating the Setswana Corpus Using Psycholinguistic Approaches. A paper presented at the Department of English seminar on 20 February 2015. University of Botswana.
  21. How to make Setswana relevant in a globalised world. A paper presented at the first Son of the Soil Seminar. Little Theatre, Botswana National Museum, Gaborone. 30 January 2015.
  22. Treatment of variation in fixed expressions in Setswana dictionaries. A paper presented at the 19th International Conference of the African Association of Lexicography. North-West University, Pochefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom, South Africa. 30th June – 3rd July, 2014.
  23. Presented a response to Dr. Jeff Ramsay’s presentation at the Botswana Society’s public forum celebrating David Livingstone’s bi-centennial at Livingstone-Kolobeng, 13th November 2013.
  24. The design of Setswana Scrabble. A paper presented at the Department of English Seminar. University of Botswana. 16th August, 2013.
  25. Landau as linguist. 27-29th June, 2013. Roundtable: Paul Landau‘s ―Popular Politics in the History of South Africa‖ Breakthrough or Diversion? . A paper presented at the 24th biennial conference of the Southern African Historical Society. University of Botswana, Gaborone Botswana.
  26. Dialectical variations among Tswana peoples of South Africa and Botswana. 27-29th June, 2013. A paper presented at the 24th biennial conference of the Southern African Historical Society. University of Botswana, Gaborone Botswana.
  27. The Setswana language on cyberspace: prospects and challenges. 15th December 2011. A paper presented at the Workshop on African languages and the cyberspace organised by Academy of African Languages of the African Union. Niamey, Niger.
  28. Placing multiword expressions in a lexicographic database. 14th October 2011. A paper presented at the 3rd in the series of the Department of English Seminars 2011/12, University of Botswana.
  29. Challenges to writing dictionaries in Africa. 16th July 2011. Lincoln College, MCR, University of Oxford, UK.
  30. The treatment of etymology in Setswana dictionaries. The 16th Annual International AFRILEX Conference University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia, 5-7 July 2011.
  31. Impediments to African languages development. 2 June 2011. A paper presented at the Department of English 6th International Conference, University of Botswana.
  32. Preserving the history of our words: A Richard Chenevix Trench View. 11 March 2011. A paper presented at the 11th in the series of the Department of English Seminars 2010/11, University of Botswana.
  33. Translating the Google Search into Setswana. 29th October 2010. A paper presented at the 5th in the series of the Department of English Seminars 2010/11, University of Botswana.
  34. Ngwao pinagare: Why and how? 21 September 2010. A paper presented at the Maruapula Secondary School during the Annual Setswana Week. Gaborone.
  35. A lexical study of Setswana poetry. 21st July 2010. A paper presented at the Interim African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) Conference. University of Botswana, Gaborone.
  36. From Shoebox to a shoestring budget: making dictionaries with little financial resources. 20th July 2010. A paper presented at the 15th Annual International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography. University of Botswana, Gaborone.
  37. A comparison of dictionary and legal definitions. 20th July 2010. A paper presented at the 15th Annual International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography. University of Botswana, Gaborone.
  38. A corpus analysis of Botswana laws. 12th March 2010. A paper presented at the 14th in the series of the Department of English Seminars 2009/10, University of Botswana.
  39. A quantitative assessment of foreignisms in Setswana texts. 09 October 2009. A paper presented at the 5th in the series of English Department Seminars 2009/10, University of Botswana.
  40. Setswana corpus linguistics: prospects and challenges. 18th September 2009. A paper presented at the UK-Africa British Academy project workshop. 3rd Project meeting and workshop. University of Botswana. 17-22 September, 2009.
  41. Harvesting concordance lines to enrich a dictionary’s ‘usage notes’. 6-8 July 2009. A paper presented at the 14th Annual International conference of the African Association of Lexicography. University of the Western Cape: Cape Town.
  42. A comparison of English and Setswana business terms: A corpus Approach. 3 June 2009. A paper presented at the 5th International Conference. Title: Mapping Africa in the English-speaking world. 2-4 June 2009. University of Botswana.
  43. Why study and pass Setswana? 20th March 2009. A key note presentation at the Moselewapula CJSS cultural celebrations. Theme: Ngwao pinagare ya setšhaba.
  44. Why UB needs a Setswana institute. 13th February 2009. A paper presented at the Department of English seminar series. University of Botswana.
  45. Style, subject and regional labels in Setswana dictionaries. 26th September 2008. A paper presented at the The Dr. MLA Kgasa Conference. University of Botswana.
  46. Lexical and structural ambiguity in news reports. 25th September, 2008. A paper presented at two day programme Review of Radio Botswana, Mokolodi. Botswana.
  47. Attempting a comprehensive a monolingual Setswana dictionary. 12th September 2008. A paper presented at the English Departmental Seminar Paper. University of Botswana.
  48. On the state of our dictionaries. A paper presented at the Tomela ya Puo conference. Botswana National Museum. 19th August, 2008.
  49. Multi-word expression extraction in Setswana. 26-28 June 2008. A paper presented at the 1st African Languages and Literature International conference. University of Botswana.
  50. Language empowerment through lexicographic development. A paper presented at the Language Policy Workshop organised by Tomela ya Puo, Botswana National Museum. March 15th, 2008.
  51. The design of Setswana rhyming dictionary. A paper presented at the English Departmental seminar. University of Botswana. March 7th 2008.
  52. Corpus Construction for the lexicography of languages with a limited written tradition. Poster Presentation, Semantic Mining Ontology Summer School, Hotel Fured, Balatonfured, Hungary 3-11th July 2004.
  53. Challenges to representative and balanced corpora. A paper presented at the Afrilex Conference, Namibia, 7-9 July 2003.
  54. Implications of borrowing and code switching on spoken Setswana corpus. A paper presented at the LASU Conference, University of Botswana, 6-8 August 2001.
  55. Setswana personal names and stories they tell. A paper presented at the The Lord Florey Society, Lincoln College, University of Oxford, 20 November 2000.
  56. Lexicographic challenges in Kgasa and Tsonope’s Thanodi ya Setswana. A paper presented at the Department of English seminar, University of Botswana, 3rd September 2000.