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.
Ethnic Styles of Speaking in European Metropolitan Areas
In recent years, ethnic ways of speaking by young people with migrant
background have become an important research object in sociolinguistics; work
on these ways of speaking has been prospering in many European countries.
This work is continued in the present volume, with the aim of bringing together
various research designs which explore the phenomenon from different
perspectives: correlational methodology of sociolinguistic research,
conversation analytical and interactional linguistic methodology, and an
ethnographic perspective on language use and the construction of social
identities and social relations. The aim of the volume is to explore the scope of
these different methodologies and to provide a basis for the discussion and
evaluation of the theories of language variation associated with them. All papers
focus on the description of the linguistic characteristics that constitute the non-
standard structures of ethnic styles of speaking, and look into their various
functions in discourse.