Sammy Beban Chumbow

Professor Beban Sammy Chumbow, PhD Indiana University USA (1975), is currently Distinguished Professor at ICT University USA, Cameroon Campus and Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Yaoundé 1. He has published extensively in Generative Phonology and Language Policy and Planning in a multilingual setting. He is a foundation Member of the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), organ of the African Union (AU); former Member of the Linguistic Society of America, Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and Vice President of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences (CAS). He has served as Rector/ Vice Chancellor (Executive Head) of four Universities and has been visiting Professor to major universities in Europe, USA, Canada, Asia and Africa. Among other distinguished international functions, he served as Member of the Scientific Committee of the Council for Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Member of Council of the Association of African Universities (AAU), Member of the Scientific Council of the ‘Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie’ (AUF), Member of Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

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Research in the area of bilingualism and multilingualism invariably produces fascinating insights. In the Europe of yesteryears, the paradigm of one nation one language was dominant and fashionable as a nation-building ideology that multilingualism was considered a curse, a demon that had to be exorcised. Today, the avalanche of empirical evidence of research findings has established multilingualism and pluralism as an ideal for national development. The nine chapters of this book provide further elucidations of the issue of benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism and also provide original research findings on developments in the areas of psychological dimensions of bilingualism and bilingualism in information retrieval systems. The book by its illuminating description and insightful analysis of issues of bilingualism will be of significant interest to scholars, researchers, and all concerned with bilingualism and multilingualism from whatever perspective.

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