Living Through Languages: An African Tribute to René Dirven
Living through Languages: An African Tribute to René Dirven is a collection of scholarly research meant to honour the various facets of his academic legacy, which includes language policy and politics, language acquisition (specifically in multilingual societies), the role of English and English language teaching, and a life-long interest in cognitive linguistics.
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African languages Afrikaans applied linguistics approaches to writing awareness Batibo bilingual Blommaert Botswana Cameroon characterisations code-switching cognitive linguistics cognitive sociolinguistics colonial communication concept RACISM conceptualised context Dictionary diglossia Dirven discourse discussion domains edited English and Afrikaans English language teaching ethnic example fact French functions Gaborone globalisation Harlech-Jones home language identity ideology indigenous languages Kiswahili language acquisition language legislation language planning language practice language shift language transfer languages in education learners learning Mazrui Megan metaphor minority languages monolingual mother tongue multilingual Namibia national language native speaker official language one’s overt language policy Oxford paradigm perspective Plessis political primary problems promotion Pütz racism reference regard role Sarwa Schiffman second language acquisition sense Setswana Smieja social society sociolinguistic South Africa specific status Swahili Swiss German Tanzanian teachers traditional trilingualism Tswana Ujamaa verb to discriminate Waswahili word racism Yaounde