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.
Is the world en route to becoming a linguistic colony of the United States? Or is this dramatic view an exaggeration, and there is no danger to linguistic diversity at all? The German language is at the center of an intensive debate on this issue. Its position in the world is under increasing pressure due to the growing importance of (American) English as the language of globalization.
The articles in this volume deal with the national and international position of German in relation to English, language policies, the future of German as a language of science, German in the USA, and the intellectual and aesthetic dimensions of encountering a foreign language. They present critical assessments addressing the dangers for the future of languages other than English, as well as positions which perceive the growing importance of English as a challenge and resource rather than as a threat.
FROM THE CONTENTS:
BERND HÜPPAUF Globalization – Threats and Opportunities
GLOBALIZATION AND LANGUAGE
DAVID CRYSTAL The Past, Present, and Future of World English
ROBERT PHILLIPSON English as Threat or Resource in Continental Europe
HANS JOACHIM MEYER Global English – A New Lingua Franca or a New Imperial Culture?
RUDOLF HOBERG English Rules the World. What Will Become of German?
PETRA BRASELMANN Language Policies in East and West. National Language Policies as a Response to the Pressures of Globalization
THE IMPACT OF ENGLISH ON THE VOCABULARY AND GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE OF GERMAN
PETER EISENBERG German as an Endangered Language?
HERMANN H. DIETER Does “Denglish” Dedifferentiate our Perceptions of Nature? The View of a Nature Lover and Language “Fighter”
INTERNATIONALIZING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ULRICH AMMON German as an International Language of the Sciences – Recent Past and Present
KONRAD EHLICH The Future of German and Other Non-English Languages for Academic Communication
LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY
WOLFGANG THIERSE The German Language and the Linguistic Diversity of Europe
ANDREAS GARDT Language and National Identity
JOSHUA A. FISHMAN Yiddish and German: An On-Again, Off-Again Relationship – and Some of the More Important Factors Determining the Future of Yiddish
DAVID L. VALUSKA AND WILLIAM W. DONNER The Past and Future of the Pennsylvania German Language: Many Ways of Speaking German; Many Ways of Being American
GERMAN IN THE USA
NIKKY KEILHOLZ-RÜHLE, STEPHAN NOBBE, AND UWE RAU Language Policies of the Goethe-Institut
JOHN LALANDE II The Kulturpolitik of German-Speaking Countries in the USA
ROBERT C. REIMER Self-Inflicted Wounds? Why German Enrollments are Dropping
HELENE ZIMMER-LOEW Meeting the Challenge: The Future of German Study in the United States
PETER WAGENER German in Wisconsin: Language Change and Loss
LANGUAGE AND THE CREATIVE MIND
PRISCA AUGUSTYN The Seductive Aesthetics of Globalization: Semiotic Implications of Anglicisms in German
YASEMIR YILDIZ Critically “Kanak”: A Reimagination of German Culture
JOHN M. GRANDIN Globalization: A Look at the Positive Side