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.
Ethnographic fieldwork is something which is often presented as mysterious
and inexplicable. How do we know certain things after having done
fieldwork? Are we sure we know? And what exactly do we know? This book
describes ethnographic fieldwork as the gradual accumulation of knowledge
about something you don't know much about. We start from ignorance and
gradually move towards knowledge, on the basis of practices for which we
have theoretical and methodological motivations. Jan Blommaert and Dong Jie
draw on their own experiences as fieldworkers in explaining the
complexities of ethnographic fieldwork as a knowledge trajectory. They do
so in an easily accessible way that makes these complexities easier to
understand and to
handle before, during and after fieldwork.