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.
Lance Hewson's book on translation criticism sets out to examine ways in
which a literary text may be explored as a translation, not primarily to judge it,
but to understand where the text stands in relation to its original by examining
the interpretative potential that results from the translational choices that have
been made. After considering theoretical aspects of translation criticism,
Hewson sets out a method of analysing originals and their translations on three
different levels. Tools are provided to describe translational choices and their
potential effects, and applied to two corpora: Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" and
six of the English translations, and Austen's "Emma", with three
of the French translations. The results of the analyses are used to construct a
hypothesis about each translation, which is classified according to two scales of
measurement, one distinguishing between "just" and "false" interpretations, and
the other between "divergent similarity", "relative divergence", "radical
divergence" and "adaptation".