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.
The Power of Language: How Discourse Influences Society is designed to
introduce students at the tertiary level to both Systemic Functional
Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis. It is aimed at developing
analytical skills by rooting analysis in SFL methodology so that students can
tackle a wide range of discourse types. By connecting SFL and CDA and by
explicitly introducing a solid theoretical foundation in SFL, the critical
analyses in the book are not only well grounded but transparent. Each
chapter in the volume builds a methodological foundation for the
development of critical discourse analytical skills. SFL provides novice
analysts with a rich set of resources for CDA and equips them to better
reflect on what language is doing and why.
The Power of Language: How Discourse Influences Society, offers
explanations along with a wide range of sample analyses to illustrate theory
and provide applications of the methodologies introduced in each chapter.
Students not only learn by studying a number of analyses but carry out their
own analytical work on other samples, thus gaining experience in critical
analysis. Each chapter also includes examples of analyses by well known
researchers so that novice analysts become familiar with various
approaches to analysis.