It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
This fifth volume of the collected works explores 'the semantic character
of scientific discourse.' It opens with a new essay by Professor Halliday
in which he looks at the power of language to make meaning, and addresses
the question 'how big is a language'? In the essays that follows Halliday
argues that there is no single register of science, but there are numerous
scientific discourses. Looking at the history of scientific discourse, it
is possible to see new strategies evolving which are grounded in processes
of metaphor. These grammatical metaphors increase the power that a
language has for theorizing and hence it is within these metaphors that
much of the power of language resides.