Tracey Toefy

Tracey Toefy
Dr Tracey Toefy

​Before joining the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science, Tracey completed doctoral and post-doctoral studies in the field of Sociolinguistics at the University of Cape Town. She has taught Academic Literacy modules to students across several faculties, and offers specialist knowledge relating to the development of academic skills and discourse practices within a higher education setting.


Tracey is currently the lead faculty on the PG Dip BA (Business Studies), a preparatory coursework programme for pre-doctoral students at GIBS. Her current research interests include social entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as the role of language in the expression of social identity in the workplace.

Published Research

Mesthrie, R., Bowerman, S. & Toefy, T. (2017). Morphosyntactic typology, contact and variation: Cape Flats English in relation to other South African Englishes in the Mouton World Atlas of Variation in English. In M. Filppula, J. Klemola, A. Mauranen & S. Vetchinnokova. (Eds.), Changing English: Global and local perspectives (pp. 109-127). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.


Toefy, T. (2017).  Revisiting the KIT-split in coloured South African English. English World-Wide, 38, 336-364.

Contact Details
  • ​PhD (UCT)
  • MA (UCT)
  • BA Hons (UCT)
Fields of Interest
  • ​Social innovation
  • Academic literacy

Professional Memberships
  • ​Linguistics Society of Southern Africa

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