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.
Drawing on the perspective of language socialization and a theory of
indexicality, this book explores ways in which learners of Japanese as a
foreign language and their Japanese host families socialize their
identities through style shift between the masu and plain forms in a
homestay context. Going beyond the usual assumption that the masu form is a
polite speech marker, the book analyzes the masu form as an index of
various social identities and activities. The book discusses both
socialization through speech styles and socialization to use an appropriate
speech style. Qualitative analysis of dinnertime conversations demonstrates
how learners are implicitly and explicitly socialized into the norms of
style shift in Japanese in interaction with their host family members.