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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A case study
Mismatch or misfit? Critical perspectives on language policy development
Observing trilingual language acquisition in two preschool children
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academic according action African languages Afrikaans applied linguistics approach attitudes awareness become bilingual Botswana characteristics cognitive colonial communication concept concerned Constitution context contribution critical cultural Dictionary Dirven discourse discrimination discussion domains edited effect English ethnic evidence example experience expression fact French functions historical identity ideology implementation important instruction interest issues language planning language policy language teaching learners learning means medium Megan metaphor minority mother tongue multilingual Namibia nature official language particular perspective political position practice present Press primary problems promotion question racism reference regard result role sense Setswana situation skills social society sociolinguistic South Africa speak speakers specific status Swahili Swiss German Tanzanian teachers teaching traditional Ujamaa understanding University values variety writing