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.
Palgrave Studies in Professional and Organizational Discourse
Despite the inroads that women have made into the professions in recent
years, the glass ceiling is just as persistent as ever. Gendered Discourse
in the Professional Workplace aims to investigate the crucial role that
gendered discourses play in perpetuating workplace gender inequalities. A
range of interactional sociolinguistic data is analysed from ethnographic
case studies of businesses in which women and men managers perform a range
of stereotypical gendered speech styles when enacting their professional
identities. These interactions are scrutinized as part of a broader
interdisciplinary framework for analysis, which enables language, gender
and power to be scrutinized at both local and global levels. The importance
of academic research being of practical relevance to the community under
study and wider society as a whole is firmly emphasized, and practical
guidelines for conducting future projects are presented.