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.
This volume is the first of its kind to deal with a variety of topics by leading
scholars related to the use of Arabic in the media. The contributors examine
patterns of language use in traditional as well as 'new' media types, in order to
further our understanding of the mechanism at work in the development of
modern Arabic, both in its standard and colloquial varieties.
The first part of this volume is devoted to a close analysis of various aspects of
media Arabic (code-switching, language variation, orthography and constructions
of identity); the second part builds on the first, as it asks, to what extent does
the Arabic used in the media reflect social and linguistic realities of Arabic
speaking audiences ('clichéd' dialects, code-switching and socialects)? How can
our knowledge of the linguistic reality of the media in the Arab world contribute to
teaching the media to foreign students learning Arabic?