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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Critical Discourse Studies in Context and Cognition
Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 43
Critical Discourse Studies (CDS) is an exciting research enterprise in which
scholars are concerned with the discursive reproduction of power and inequality.
However, researchers in CDS are increasingly recognising the need to
investigate the cognitive dimensions of discourse and context if they want to
fully account for any connection between language, legitimisation and social
action. This book presents a collection of papers in CDS concerned with various
ideological discourses. Analyses are firmly rooted in linguistics and cognition
constitutes a major focus of attention. The chapters, which are written by
prominent researchers in CDS, come from a broad range of theoretical
perspectives spanning pragmatics, cognitive psychology and cognitive
linguistics. The book is essential reading for anyone working at the cutting edge
of CDS and especially for those wishing to explore the central place that
cognition must surely hold in the relationship between discourse and society.