I am a recipient of The Presidential Order of Honour, September 2013.
Welcome to the Thapelo J. Otlogetswe page. Prof. Otlogetswe is an Associate Professor of linguistics and lexicography at the University of Botswana. His research is in lexical computing and corpus lexicography, particularly that of Setswana. His research includes work on Setswana names, rhyming patterns in Setswana, genre and text type analysis. He has been involved in the development of a Setswana spellchecker and the compilation of a multi million token Setswana corpus. He has written a number of dictionaries including Tlhalosi ya Medi ya Setswana, 'English-Setswana Dictionary' and 'Poeletso-medumo ya Setswana: a Setswana Rhyming dictionary'. He has also co-authored a Setswana orthography book: 'Mokwalo o o lolameng wa Setswana'. He led the breakthrough translation work on the Setswana Google Search and is currently working on a large Setswana-English-Setswana dictionary for Oxford University Press (UK). He is a member of the African Association of Lexicography. Prof. Otlogetswe writes a column for Botswana's Telegraph newspaper. He is currently the president of Tomela ya puo foundation, an association that promotes the development of the Setswana language.