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.
Do you usually think you are being understood? Do you think you really
understand others? Have you, as many have, become so accustomed to
confusion that you don't recognize it except when it is extreme? This book
identifies and addresses some of the sources of confusion in discourse and
offers ways of diminishing it.
Confusing Discourse is intended primarily for graduate students of language
in linguistics, foreign languages, and in communication departments.
However it may also be found useful to advanced undergraduates focusing on
confusing discourse, understood as part of the phenomenon of discourse in
general. This book may also be recommended to anyone trying to find out how
language works and how its use and abuse relates to palpable everyday life