From African languages to an African perspective on language: The work and research of Prof. Marianna W. Visser

Alexander Andrason


This paper discusses the contribution of Prof. Marianna W. Visser to African linguistics. I present the academic and professional trajectory of Prof. Visser and her research achievements, focusing on publications in three branches of language science: formal linguistics (morpho-syntax and semantics), applied linguistics (language policy and multilingual education), and text-linguistics (appraisal theory and discourse analysis). These three areas and their respective themes are subsequently reflected in the selection of articles included in the volume, which this article also introduces.


Marianna W. Visser; African linguistics; formal linguistics; applied linguistics; text-linguistics

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