- Title: ISEA 1964-2014: A South African Research Institute Serving People
- Editor: Monica Hendricks
- Publisher NISC
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Publication Year: 2018
- ISBN: 9781920033187
- Bib. Info: Paperback; 180pp
ISEA 1964-2014 is more than the story of the Institute for the Study of English in Africa, recording, as it does, the history of South Africa’s longest-established and most influential research institute dedicated to the study and teaching of language.
Avoiding drab institutional history, the account weaves personal narratives into a rich tapestry, tracing the development of a working research organisation focused on easing the language difficulties experienced by people across Southern Africa’s complex linguistic environment. The account has been woven into the country’s history, offering contextualised insights from a unique perspective focused on social and academic transformation.
Written by leading language educators, literary scholars and sociolinguists, each with personal knowledge of the ISEA, the book makes an original contribution to the genealogy of English literary and language studies in South Africa.