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.
Uzbek Islamic Debates: Texts, Translations, and Commentary
The aim of this study is to present a body of Uzbek-language texts with
English translations selected from audio and graphic sources that represent
an example of the Islamic debates taking place among Uzbeks since 1991. The
text is divided as follows: Historical Introduction; Part I: Lectures of
the Islamic Reformers, Part II: A Quasi-Official Response to Christian
Missionaries; Part III: Political Polemics and Official Rebuttal; Part IV:
Islamic Philosophical Thought and the Akromism Controversy; Part V: The
Rhetoric of Exile and Insurgency; Bibliography; and Index. All four parts
start with an introduction, follow by original Uzbek text that was scanned
or re-keyed, and English translation.