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.
"Negotiating Solidarity: A Social-Linguistic Approach to Job Interviews"
explores the linguistic co-construction of self-presentation in job
interviews. It shows how candidates construct their professional
identities, and establish co-membership and build rapport with their
interviewers. Specifically, it illustrates how candidates enact their
professional expertise and put their qualities forward, and highlights the
linguistic features that succeed (or fail) to make a good impression on
interviewers. Using extracts from authentic job interviews, Lipovsky
illustrates the influence of candidates’ communicative styles on the
impression they make on their interviewers, and the part that candidates’
semantic and lexico-grammatical choices play in defining the personal
affinity between interviewer and candidate, and consequently in the hiring