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.
This book aims to describe aspects of the Indonesian language as spoken by
educated Jakartans in everyday interactions. This style of language is in
many ways significantly different from the formal language of government
and education, to the extent that it deserves separate consideration. While
formal Indonesian has been the subject of a considerable amount of
description very little attention has been paid to informal styles of the
language. The variety described here, Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian, is
the prestige variety of colloquial Indonesian and is becoming the standard
informal style. The description and texts in following chapters are drawn
from recordings of natural speech of educated people living in Jakarta.
While the book aims to inform those with a background in linguistics the
needs of teachers and learners with little or no knowledge of linguistics
is always borne in mind. The work thus does not consider theoretical
linguistic issues nor use technical terms which would not be readily
understood by most readers.