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 book focuses on linguistic landscapes in present-day urban settings.
In a wide-ranging collection of studies of major world cities, the authors
investigate both the forces that shape linguistic landscape and the impact
of the linguistic landscape on the wider social and cultural reality. Not
only does the book offer a wealth of case studies and comparisons to
complement existing publications on linguistic landscape, but the editors
aim to investigate the nature of a field of study which is characterised by
its interest in 'ordered disorder'. The editors aspire to delve into
linguistic landscape beyond its appearance as a jungle of jumbled and
irregular items by focusing on the variations in linguistic landscape
configurations and recognising that it is but one more field of the shaping
of social reality under diverse, uncoordinated and possibly incongruent