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.
Social Roles and Language Practices in Late Modern English
This volume presents a ground-breaking overview of the interconnections
between socio-cultural reality and language practices, by looking at the
different ways in which social roles are performed, maintained, adopted and
assigned through linguistic means. The introductory chapter discusses and
evaluates different theoretical approaches to the question, and the eight
articles by leading scholars in the field offer a multiplicity of
methodological and theoretical approaches to the description and
interpretation of social roles as expressed in a variety of texts from the
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. While the specific period covered is
Late Modern English, the theoretical insights offered will be of interest
to any linguist interested in sociolinguistics, pragmatics and the history
of English, as well as scholars in the social sciences and social history
interested in the concept and realisation of roles.