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.
He Said, She Said: Gender, Language, & Communication.
Into The Classroom Media. A videotape of a presentation to a university audience in which Deborah Tannen explains and illustrates her linguistic approach to understanding conversations between women and men. Including video clips of children at play and talking to their best friends, Tannen shows that ways of speaking that tend to characterize and sometimes distinguish women and men can be traced to conversational styles learned as children growing up. Topics include:
- Why many men don't like to stop and ask for directions - When do women tend to be more indirect than men-and when do men tend to be more indirect than women? - Who talks more, women or men? - Why are women so often told, "Don't apologize; it's not your fault"? - Why do so many women complain, "He doesn't talk to me and he doesn't listen," whereas many men complain "She nags"? - What conversational rituals common among women are taken too literally by men, and what conversational rituals common among men are taken too literally by women?
Into The Classrom Media
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