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 mass media are of paramount importance in the formulation and
transmission of messages about key developments of global significance,
such as terrorism and the war in Iraq, yet the key mediating role of
translation in the reception of speeches and addresses of figures like
Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein has remained largely invisible.
Incorporating the results of extensive fieldwork in key global news
organizations such as Reuters, Agence France Press and Inter Press Service,
this book addresses central issues relating to the new pressures on
translation arising from globalization, analyzing new texts from major news
agencies as well as alternative media organizations. Co-written by Susan
Bassnett, a leading figure in the field of translation studies, this book
presents close readings of different English versions of key Arabic texts
circulated in Western media to demonstrate the ways in which a cultural and
religious 'Other' is framed in different media.