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Title:Language use and teaching in East Africa
Periodical:East Africa Journal
Geographic term:East Africa
Subjects:language instruction
African languages
Abstract:The majority of East Africans are not sufficiently conversant with or can hardly think in one common language. They have serious problems in language education, and need institutional development in the field of linguistics and language teacher training, if all the various social segments can make meaningful contact with one another. The Survey of Language Use and Language Training in Eastern Africa (P.O. Box 3641, Nairobi, Kenya) is an important step towards the solution of this perennial problem, especially welcome to those concerned with the future of the East African Community. The idea of the Survey is to assemble basic data on the use and teaching of the languages in each country of East Africa; to stimulate local research in linguistics, socio-linguistics, language pedagogy; to strengthen the institutional personnel resources in the language sciences, such as philology, phonetics and linguistics within the region; to foster closer and more productive national and international relations between specialists in linguistics and related disciplines. Publications, research grants, conferences will effectuate the Survey's aims.