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.
The cognitive theory of mental spaces and conceptual integration (MSCI) is
a twenty-year-old, cross-disciplinary enterprise that presently unfolds in
academic circles on many levels of reflection and research. One important
area of inquiry where MSCI can be of immediate use is in the pragmatics of
written and spoken discourse and interaction. At the same time, empirical
insights from the fields of interaction and discourse provide a necessary
fundament for the development of the cognitive theories of discourse. This
collection of seven chapters and three commentaries aims at evaluating and
developing MSCI as a theory of meaning construction in discourse and
interaction. MSCI will benefit greatly not only from empirical support but
also from clearer refinement of its methodology and philosophical
foundations. This volume presents the latest work on discourse and
interaction from a mental spaces perspective, surely to be of interest to a
broad range of researchers in discourse analysis.