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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"Japanese Language in Use" is the companion volume to "An Introduction to
Japanese Linguistics". Using a wide range of examples drawn from everyday
life and literary texts, "Japanese Language in Use" introduces pragmatics,
discourse, and language and culture in the Japanese context. The book covers:
Language in context
Japanese in conversation
Honorifics and politeness
Language and gender
Young people's language
Key concepts of Japanese language in use are introduced in a succinct and
accessible way, with texts and exercises to aid student understanding. This
is the ideal first introduction to Japanese language in context for
undergraduate or postgraduate students.