Professor Rosemary Wildsmith-Cromarty

Personal Details

Name:  Rosemary Wildsmith-Cromarty
Qualifications:  BA (Wits), HEd (Wits), CELTA (Cambridge), MA (Essex), PhD (London)
Phone:  031 260 2896
Fax:  031 260 2409
Room:  F 239, Howard college campus

Research Interests 

Rosemary Wildsmith-Cromarty’s research interests include first, second and multiple language acquisition, language teaching pedagogy, language and cognition, literacy and bi-literacy development, translation between non-cognate languages, language-in-education and multilingualism. Her publications cover topics in all of these fields. A more recent research direction is in the field of discourse development in specialised fields for selected professions, with a focus on African languages.

Other Information

Professor Wildsmith-Cromarty is a member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Language committee, having served on this committee for nearly 10 years. She has also been re-elected to the English National Language Body for a further term of office, having served on this body for over 10 years. She is a member of the International Advisory Board for the Cambridge journal  Language Teaching: Surveys and Studies, and co-editor for the journal Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. She has recently been elected to a special interest group on multilingualism, language policies and planning comprising a number of South African tertiary institutions.  She was also a member of the University Language Board and part of the Special Senate Task Team mandated to work on the Language Policy of UKZN.

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