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educator , linguist

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

  • Other Work

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

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