A Transformation in African Language Teaching in the United States: The Emergence of a Field Superstructure
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This paper seeks to accomplish three specific objectives, namely provide the reader with an overview of the emergence and accomplishments of the field of African languages in the United States during the last ten years while it highlights the roles played in this process by the major key players: the Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL), the African Languages Teachers' Association (ALTA), the National African Languages Resource Center (NALRC), and the National Council on Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL). In this regard, the paper also examines and ascertains the field's future potentials, focusing on how the roles of these organizations could be exploited to re-invigorate the field to meet both the language learning and linguistic research needs of the twenty-first century.
Selected Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages and Linguistics Today
edited by Eyamba G. Bokamba, Ryan K. Shosted, and Bezza Tesfaw Ayalew
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