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.
What is ethnicity? Is there a ‘white’ way of speaking? Why do people
sometimes borrow features of another ethnic group’s language? Why do we
sometimes hear an accent that isn’t there? This lively overview reveals the
fascinating relationship between language ethnic identity, exploring the
crucial role it plays in both revealing a speaker’s ethnicity and helping
to construct it. Drawing on research from a range of ethnic groups around
the world, it shows how language contributes to the social and
psychological processes involved in the formation of ethnic identity,
exploring both the linguistic features of ethnic language varieties and
also the ways in which language is used by different ethnic groups.
Complete with discussion questions and a glossary, Language and Ethnicity
will be welcomed by students and researchers in sociolinguistics, as well
as anybody interested in ethnic issues, language and education,
inter-ethnic communication, and the relationship between language and identity.