Elizabeth (Lilli) Pretorius is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Unisa. Over the years, her teaching fields have included phonology, text linguistics, psycholinguistics (first language acquisition and additional/second language teaching and learning) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her main area of research is reading literacy, especially in an L2 and in African languages. She has published more than 50 research articles and co-authored Reading Comprehension (Oxford University Press, 2019). She served on the PIRLS Steering Committee in South Africa for several years and is also a member of the SA Human Rights Special Commission on the right to read and write.