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.
This volume presents discourse production in multilingual contexts as a specific
type of language contact situation. Translation may be seen as the prototypical
type of multilingual discourse production, other types would include parallel text
production in different languages (e.g. for websites) or the production of versions
more loosely connected with the source text. When divergent communicative
norms and conventions come into contact in any of these types of text
production, one may find that such conventions transcend established language
boundaries, potentially leading to the emergence of new genres. This volume
represents the first collection of papers that focus on the specific properties of
language contact through multilingual discourse production. It brings together
approaches by historical linguists, language contact researchers and translation
scholars, thus presenting the topic in its full variety and providing valuable
suggestions for further research in this emerging field of study.