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
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Language and Sexuality: Contesting Meaning In Theory and Practice
Language and Sexuality explores how linguistic practices and language ideologies relate to sexuality and sexual identity. Drawing on work in a variety of fields including sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and queer theory, this volume focuses on the negotiation of meaning in both academic theory and everyday practice. The theoretical discussion in Part I assesses the current state and future possibilities of an emerging field known by many names, such as queer linguistics, language and sexuality, and language and desire, among others. These essays discuss the ongoing debates over the scope of the field and the role of queer theory in sociolinguistic analysis. Part II moves from theory to practice, examining language use in a variety of cultural settings, from the creation of a lesbian community through personals in a French magazine to magic spells among the Petalangan people of Indonesia to narratives of heterosexuality among American college fraternity men. Language and Sexuality brings together the perspectives of this emerging field's foremost scholars with fresh research, promising an engaging mix of new ideas on the many ways that language use may intersect with sexuality.