Living through Languages: An African Tribute to René Dirven
CITATION: Van Der Walt, C. 2009. Living through Languages: An African Tribute to René Dirven. Stellenbosch: SUN MeDIA. doi:10.18820/9781920109714.
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Living through languages: An African Tribute to Rene 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 multilangual societies), the role of English and English language teaching and a life-long interest in cognitive linguistics. As Professor Felix Banda (University of the Western Cape, South Africa) notes, "Although the book is meant to celebrate Rene Dirven's contribution to African linguistics and society generally, the contributions are truly a celebration of the excellence of African research, the very virtues Rene's research demonstrated over the year".