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.
French - An Accommodating Language? / Le français: langue d'accueil?
The noted linguist Henriette Walter is a well known media figure in France, who has used her extensive range of scholarly work to take a stance in the current debate on the French language and to debunk the idea that the language is under threat. She shows that French has always been an accommodating language - une langue d'accueil - taking in words from many different sources. This bilingual volume makes Mme Walter's approach accessible to English speakers and provides reactions to it from a number of scholars working in British universities.
Préface Howard Evans (University of Leeds) 1. Le Français, langue d'accueil: chronologie, typologie et dynamique/ French - an Accommodating Language: Chronology Henriette Walter (Université de Haute-Bretagne) 2. La métaphore de l'emprunt: Implications pour une théorie de l'évolution des langues. Réponse á Henriette Walter / The Metaphor of Borrowing: Implications for a Theory of Language Evolution: A Response to Henriette Walter Pénélope Gardner-Chloros (Birkbeck College, London University) 3. Le dérèglement du système de pensée français: l'angoisse secrète des puristes? Réponse à Henriette Walter/ Is it the Corruption of French Thought Processes that Purists Fear? A Response to Henriette Walter Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck College, University of London) 4. La dimension politique de l'emprunt et la réaction français. Réponse à Henriette Walter / The Political Dimension of Borrowings and French Reactions. A Response to Henriette Walter Dennis Ager (Aston University, Birmingham) 5. Le français, langue d'accueil ou langue sur la défensive? Réponse à Henriette Walter/ Is French Really Open to Outside Influences? A Response to Henriette Walter Anne Judge (Surrey University) 6. Itinéraires étymologiques. uelques mots en supplément / Etymological Routes. Some Supplementary Remarks Malcolm Offord (Nottingham University) 7. La réforme de l'orthographe en France et en Allemagne: attitudes et réactions/Spelling Reform in France and Germany: Attitudes and Reactions Rodney Ball (University of Southampton) 8. Le français de Belgique filerait-il à l'anglaise?/ Is Belgian French More Susceptible to English Influence? Emmanuelle Labeau (Aston University, Birmingham)