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Martin John Ball

Martin John Ball, Welsh linguist, educator. Member Liberal Democrats, London, 1971—2004, Cardiff, Wales, 1971—2004; Fellow: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (London) (honorary); member: International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Association (president 2000).

Background

  • Ball, Martin John was born on February 23, 1951 in Tywyn, Cymru-Wales, Wales. Son of John Alfred Ball and Iris Mary Standley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor (Honours), University of Wales, Bangor, 1973. Master of Arts, University of Essex, Colchester, England, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wales, Cardiff, 1985.

    Career

    • Senior lecturer S Glamorgan Institute, Cardiff, Wales, 1978—1986, Polytechnic of Wales, Pontypridd, Wales, 1987—1991. Professor of phonetics and linguistics University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, 1992—2000. Hawthorne-Regents' endowed professor University of Louisiana at Lafayette, since 2000.

      Honorary professor University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, since 2004. Editor Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, London, since 1987. Associate editor Journal of Multilingual Communications Disorders, London, since 2003.

    Works

    • Author (and editor): (books) over 20 monographs and edited collections. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Liberal Democrats

    Membership

    Member Liberal Democrats, London, 1971—2004, Cardiff, Wales, 1971—2004. Fellow: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (London) (honorary). Member: International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Association (president 2000).

    Connections

    • Married Nicole Müller, July 12, 2000.
    • father: John Alfred Ball
    • mother: Iris Mary Standley
    • spouse: Nicole Müller
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    Born February 23, 1951
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      University of Wales
    • 1976
      University of Essex
    • 1985
      University of Wales
    • 1978 - 1986
      Senior, lecturer S Glamorgan Institute
      Wales, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1987 - 1991
      Senior, lecturer S Glamorgan Institute
      Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom
    • 1992
      professor, of phonetics and linguistics University of Ulster
      Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, United Kingdom