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
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Using Arabic is a guide to Arabic usage for students who have already
acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge.
Focusing mainly on Modern Standard Arabic, it is divided into three clear
sections on varieties of Arabic, grammar, and vocabulary. 'Varieties of
Arabic' describes the linguistic situation in the Arab world, showing
students variations in register through the use of authentic texts. The
vocabulary section is designed not only to expand students' knowledge of
Arabic words, but also to show them which words are most current, and which
are appropriate to different registers. The final chapter provides an
overview of Arabic grammar, giving many modern-day examples, and
highlighting common errors. Clear, readable and easy to consult, Using
Arabic will prove an invaluable reference for students seeking to improve
their fluency and confidence in Arabic.