Visiting Research Scholar Professor Sinfree Makoni
Professor Sinfree Makoni, professor in Applied Linguistics and African Studies at Penn State University, USA, visited ILCSA for the month of May 2019, where he worked with ILCSA researchers and other researchers on ageing in Cape Town, and gave lectures to three expert groups. Makoni has worked and published extensively with Monica Ferreira at ILCSA and the Institute of Ageing in Africa (IAA) over three decades. His research focus is on language in ageing, particularly in the presence of health conditions and disabilities, such as dementia, stroke, diabetes and epilepsy, and the effects of multilingualism in old age. Makoni initiated joint research projects to be conducted at ILCSA, the IAA and PSU during his sojourn in Cape Town. View Professor Makoni’s CV.