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 makes an innovative contribution to the relatively young field of
Queer Linguistics. Subscribing to a poststructuralist framework, it presents a
critical, deconstructionist perspective on the discursive construction of
heteronormativity and gender binarism from a linguistic point of view. On the
one hand, the book provides an outline of Queer approaches to issues of
language, gender and sexual identity that is of interest to students and
scholars new to the field. On the other hand, the empirical analyses of
language data represent material that also appeals to experts in the field.
book deals with repercussions of the discursive materialisation of
heteronormativity and gender binarism in various kinds of linguistic data.
These include stereotypical genderlects, structural linguistic gender
categories (especially from a contrastive linguistic point of view), the
discursive sedimentation of female and feminine generics, linguistic
constructions of the gendered body in advertising and the usage of personal
reference forms to create characters in Queer Cinema. Throughout the book,
readers become aware of the wounding potential that gendered linguistic
forms may possess in certain contexts.