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.
Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict
This volume seeks to illustrate the fundamental role of language in
political action, focusing on the war in Iraq. It combines quantitative
methods, based on a sophisticated modular corpus that was queried through
special software with the aim of identifying regularly occurring lexical
and semantic patterns, with classical discourse analysis, which seeks to
investigate naturally occurring language in the context in which it is
produced. Interpreting the field of politics quite widely, to include news
reporting and a quasi-judicial inquiry into the behavior of politicians and
journalists, discourses in the USA and the UK are considered. The central
purpose of the volume is to gain insights not just into language, and the
ways in which we can investigate it through a corpus, but also into the
ways in which political action is realized through discourse.