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 departs from the premise that context and appropriateness
represent complex relational configurations which can no longer be
conceived as analytic primes but rather require the accommodation of micro
and macro perspectives to capture their inherent dynamism. The edited
volume presents a collection of papers which examine the connectedness
between context and appropriateness from interdisciplinary perspectives.
The papers use different theoretical frameworks, such as situation theory,
speech act theory, cognitive pragmatics, sociopragmatics, discourse
analysis, argumentation theory and functional linguistics. They reflect
current moves in pragmatics and discourse analysis to cross disciplinary
and methodological boundaries by integrating relevant premises and
insights, in particular cognition, negotiation of meaning, sequentiality,
recipient design and genre.