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.
"Speech Act Theory: A Univen Study" was undertaken to investigate the
pragmatic value of utterances of selected students in University of Venda.
Utterances of second-language users of a language reflect the wealth of their
language experiences and hence caution has to be exercised when conducting
an investigation into such utterances. It is within this background that this
investigation was conducted into the meaning-creation strategies and abilities of
the participants in this study. The very idiocyncratic utterances investigated
demonstrated vividly the multi-dimensional thought process exploited by the
creators of these samples. Also demonstrated by the analyses is the nature of
communication and the amount of linguistic interaction necessary for
interlocutors to create meaning.