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.
Spanish in the Southwest region of the United States predates the
appearance of English in this country. The language has had an
uninterrupted presence in the Río Grande corridor since 1598, and has
spread geographically and demographically over the last four centuries.
Despite that growth, it is being lost among younger generations that trend
toward English monolingualism; thus, Spanish exists in a tremendous state
of flux in the U.S. Southwest.
The present volume's principal goal is to provide a window into this
dynamic through a collection of essays focused on linguistic and
sociolinguistic topics on Southwest Spanish. It includes studies of its
history, its maintenance and the shift to English, descriptive studies of
current varieties of the language, issues in attitudes and identities of
its speakers, and language politics and policies in Spanish Heritage
Speaker pedagogy. In doing so, this book seeks to capture a historic moment
in the constantly unfolding linguistic and political realities that both
encourage and threaten the existence of Southwest Spanish.