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.
Murray Knowles and Kristen Malmkjaer examine the work of some of our most popular 19th and 20th century children's writers in order to expose the persuasive power of language. At the heart of LANGUAGE AND CONTROL IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE lie two surveys of children's favorite readings, the first carried out in 1888, the other a hundred years later by the authors themselves. Using a computer analysis of the vocabulary and grammar patterns in the most popular children's texts of each period, the authors examine the ways in which children's writers use language to inculcate a particular world view in the minds of their readers. For example, by examining the work of nineteenth century English writers of juvenile fiction, the authors expose the colonial and class assumptions on which the books were predicated.