Danny Foster

Danny Foster



2012-present. PhD Candidate, Education, University of Bristol, U.K.
1999-2003. Masters of Applied Linguistics and Exegesis, Trinity Western University – ACTS Seminary
2001-2002. Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Certificate, Trinity Western University
1988-1992. Bachelor of Theology, Master’s College and Seminary

Professional Experience

2014-present. President, Canada Institute of Linguistics

2012-present. Doctoral Researcher at University of Bristol. Researching issues of social exclusion among minority language communities and policy issues related to minority language development.

2010-2012. Director of Training and Development, Uganda – Tanzania Branch at SIL International. Focused on capacity-building and professional development in cross-cultural teamwork.

2004-2009. Training Coordinator, Uganda- Tanzania Branch at SIL International. Involved in implementing linguistic training for the purpose of language development for 19 Eastern Bantu language communities.

2001-2003. Instructor in Linguistics at Canada Institute of Linguistics. Taught and assisted in the teaching of phonetics, phonology, grammar, field methods, lexicography, and philosophy of language.

Research interests

Policy issues related to minority languages, educational development, capability approach, critical discourse studies, language of instruction, multilingual education


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