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.
Counter-narratives only make sense in relation to something else, that
which they are countering. The very name identifies it as a positional
category, in tension with another category. But what is dominant and what
is resistant are not, of course, static questions, but rather are forever
shifting placements. The discussion of counter-narratives is ultimately a
consideration of multiple layers of positioning. The fluidity of these
relational categories is what lies at the center of the chapters and
commentaries collected in this book. The book comprises six target chapters
by leading scholars in the field. Twenty-two commentators discuss these
chapters from a number of diverse vantage points, followed by responses
from the six original authors. A final chapter by the editor of the book
series concludes the book.