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 is the first book to focus entirely on the analysis of sign language
poetry. Richly illustrated with images taken from poetry performances, the
book draws mainly on the work of Dorothy Miles in both British and American
Sign languages, but the analytical tools developed here are also used in
examining recent work by Paul Scott and other sign language poets,
exploring the elements of text and performance that can inform and
challenge our understanding of poetry more generally. Topics covered
include the use of repetition and symmetry, the importance of visual
neologisms for aesthetic effect and the creation of metaphor and ambiguity.
With an Afterword by Paddy Ladd, the critical analysis of the poetry is set
within the framework of an appreciation of Deaf culture and Deaf communities.