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.
Respecting Linguistic Diversity in the European Union
After the accession of ten new member-states in 2004, the number of
official EU languages increased from eleven to twenty. In 2005, the Council
of the European Union decided to expand the existing legal framework for
Irish and for other languages, such as Basque, Catalan and Galician, which
are official in all or part of the territory of a given member-state. On 1
January 2007 Bulgaria and Romania joined the EU, increasing the number of
official EU languages still further. This book addresses the challenge of
respecting linguistic diversity within the EU and is intended as an
introduction to the issue for those not already familiar with EU law. It
also provides an analysis of the potential of the Charter of Fundamental
Rights of the European Union to enhance respect for linguistic diversity.
Each chapter has been written by a recognised expert in the field. The
appendices bring together the basic legal norms relating to linguistic
diversity within EU institutions.