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.
Analyzing Public Discourse demonstrates the use of discourse analysis to
provide testimony in public policy consultations: from environmental impact
statements to changes in laws and policies.
Scollon asserts that it is in the best interest of democratic public
discourse for all participants in the process to be working with a common
discursive framework. He puts forward a strategy by which discourse
analysts can become engaged in this framework as participants through the
process of public consultations. Using documents which are publicly
available online from specific consultative projects, Scollon provides the
reader with concrete examples and introduces basic skills for discourse
Accessible to readers who are new to discourse analysis, Analyzing Public
Discourse will be of interest to students of linguistics and language
studies as well as to those on environmental studies courses. This book can
also be used as a guide for any public consultation which calls for public