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 addresses issues of authenticity, ecology and evolution in the
indigenised varieties of English. It describes Cameroon English within its own
natural internal and external ecology, and analyses it as a complete medium of
communication that represents a complete sociohistorical community. The
framework of filtration processes introduced in the book ushers the study
of post-colonial Englishes into the broader linguistic debate about the
status of non-native Englishes, making it possible to study them as fruits
of given sociohistorical contexts rather than as simple side effects of
improper education, faulty second language learning, or non-native deficits
in English proficiency.
Cameroon English - The spread of English and its quest for
standards - Linguistic identity - Toward a theoretical framework for
Cameroon English - Indigenised varieties of English - The filtration
processes - Integrational filtration process - Attitudinal
filtration process - The straightening effect - The quantity-quality
value hypothesis - Pidgin English - Linguistic integration -
Interference - Morphological, lexical, morpho-syntactic and semantic
Cameroonianisms - Tracing the origins of Cameroonianisms.