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.
This engaging textbook bridges the gap between traditional and functional
grammar. Starting with a traditional approach, students will develop a firm
grasp of traditional tools for analysis and learn how SFG (Systemic
Functional Grammar) can be used to enrich the traditional formal approach.
Using a problem-solving approach, readers explore how grammatical
structures function in different contexts by using a wide variety of
thought-provoking and motivating texts including advertisements, cartoons,
phone calls and chatroom dialogue. Each chapter focuses on a real world
issue or problem that can be investigated linguistically, such as
"mis"-translation or problems arising from a communication disorder. By
working on these problems, students will become equipped to understand and
analyze formal and functional grammar in different genres and styles.
With usable and accessible activities throughout, Exploring English Grammar
is ideal for upper undergraduate and postgraduate students of English
language and linguistics.