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.
'Discourse and Politeness' examines Japanese institutional discourse and
attempts to clarify the relationship between politeness, facework and
speaker identity. The book seeks to establish an empirically grounded
analysis of facework as the basis for evaluating politeness, and describes
facework in delicate situations such as disagreement, teasing and talking
about troubles, which have rarely been discussed in politeness studies.
Insightful and cutting-edge, this research monograph will be of interest to
researchers in discourse analysis, sociolinguistics and Japanese language.