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Jean Branford
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Jean holds a PhD in dialect lexicography (with particular reference to South African English) from Rhodes University. She was a lecturer in Phonetics at her alma mater from 1964 to 1988. During this time, she joined the South African English Dictionary Unit for South African English at Rhodes as a researcher and compiler. Here she compiled A Dictionary of South African English and was also the Associate Editor of A Dictionary of South African English on Historical Principles. This Editorial Committee was the recipient of the English Academy's Gold Medal Award, its highest reward, in 1997. She is the author of numerous papers, some poetry, and verse translations in both English and Afrikaans.

Jean lives in the Western Cape. She has two children and five grandchildren.

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