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
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"The EU is Not Them, But Us!"
The First Person Plural and the Articulation of Collective Identities in European Political Discourse
This volume contributes to the latest trends in discourse studies by
presenting a Hallidayan corpus-driven critical linguistic analysis. The results
are tested statistically, which enhances their reliability as compared with
most previous corpus-driven systemic functional analyses. The linguistic
analysis is conducted on context-specific corpora built out of speeches
delivered on the topic of European integration by key politicians of similar
institutional functions in their respective countries, Finland, Hungary and the
UK. The empirical findings offer insights into differences and similarities
between articulations of collective identities in the political discourse on EU
integration. The results indicate that the different (power) positions assigned
in the enlargement negotiations were reflected in the language use of
politicians. The findings also reveal shared European patterns of identification
among speakers of different national backgrounds. What is more, these
patterns reflect the limitations set on ‘being European’ by the so called
‘democratic deficit’ of the EU. This monograph can be of interest to
researchers, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduates working in
the fields of discourse analysis, applied linguistics, political science,
sociology and European studies. EU institutions and national government
agencies running projects connected to European integration may find this
volume useful as well.