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.
When considering the structure of New Englishes which have evolved in –
multilingual, mostly post-colonial – contexts of Asia (thus, Asian Englishes), the
significant factors to be considered are: 1) the variety/ies of the English lexifier
that entered the local context; 2) the nature of transmission of English to the
local population; and 3) the local, i.e. substrate, languages of the community in
which the New English emerges. This third factor is the focus of the five papers
in this volume: they investigate the structure of Asian varieties of English by
exploring the relationship between the typological profile of substrate languages
in the specific linguistic ecology and the grammatical features of the emerging
contact variety of English.The contributions to this volume were originally
published in "English World-Wide" 30:2 (2009).