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.
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This new book extends Teun A. van Dijk's earlier research on discursive
racism to the Latin world. He presents a first inventory of elite discourse
and racism in Spain and Latin America by examining discursive reactions in
Spain to recent immigration, as well as age-old racism and ethnicism in
text and talk in Latin America (especially Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and
Chile). Through careful analysis of the media, political discourse,
textbooks and other public discourses in these countries he shows that
discursive euro-racism is ubiquitous also in countries outside Europe.
Spain reproduces, but as yet in a less radical way, the kind of racist
discourse we find elsewhere in Western Europe. In Latin America, ethnicism
and racism against the indigenous peoples and against Afrolatins has
prevailed in elite discourse since colonialism and slavery.
This is the first integrated study of discursive racism in the Latin world
and provides a useful framework for similar research.