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.
Chicano English in Context is the first modern, comprehensive study of Chicano English, a variety spoken by millions of Latinos in the U.S. It is also one of the first studies of ongoing sound change within an ethnic minority community. It briefly describes the phonology, syntax and semantics of this variety, and explores its crucial role in the construction of ethnic identity among young Latinos and Latinas. It also corrects misconceptions in how the general public views Chicano English. CONTENTS:
List of Tables - List of Figures - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Fieldwork in the Los Angeles Chicano Community - The Social Context of the Chicano Community - Phonetics and Phonology of Chicano English - Syntax and Semantics of Chicano English - Sociolinguistics of Chicano English I: Phonetic Variation - Sociolinguistics of Chicano English II: Syntactic Variation - Bilingualism and Spanish Fluency - Language Attitudes - Conclusions: The Future of Research on Chicano English: Where Do We Go From Here - References - Index CARMEN FOUGHT is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Pitzer College, Claremont, California. She is the author of Ethnicity which appears in the Handbook on Language Variation and Change.