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.
Language Policy and Language Conflict in Afghanistan and Its Neighbors
Brill's Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages
Language policy in Central Asia, Afghanistan and the immediately surrounding
neighboring countries has a long and varied history. The Iranian revolution of
1978, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, and the ongoing conflict in
Afghanistan since 2001 have left the area in a state of flux. This volume gives a
better picture about what is official and explicit, what is not official but implicit or
general practice, and what the likely future developments might be. It is very
clear that multilingualism, whether it involves Persian, Russian or English in
addition to other languages, not only has long been a part of the scene, but will
probably continue to be so.