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 investigates identity traits in academic discourse. Its main
purpose is to better understand how and to what extent language forms and
functions are adapting to the globalisation of academic discourse. Key
factors of verbal behaviour such as the affiliation of actors to one or more
cultures have been found to interact, producing transversal identities that are
independent of local traits, with a tendency to merge and hybridise in an
The volume consists of three main parts: The first deals with identity traits
across languages and cultures, as the use of a given language affects the
writing of a scholar, especially when it is not his/her native language. The
second comprises investigations of identity features characterising specific
disciplinary communities or marking a differentiation from other branches of
knowledge. The third part of the volume deals with identity aspects emerging
from genre and gender variation.
Contents: Maurizio Gotti: Introduction - Maurizio Gotti: Variation in Academic
Texts - Maurizio Gotti: The CADIS Corpus - Davide S. Giannoni: Local/Global
Identities and the Medical Editorial Genre - Larissa D'Angelo: Identity
Conflicts in Book Reviews: A Cross-disciplinary Comparison - Stefania M.
Maci: The Discussion Section of Medical Research Articles: A Cross-cultural
Perspective - Michele Sala: Different Systems, Different Styles: Legal
Expertise and Professional Identities in Legal Research Articles - Ulisse
Belotti: Variations of Identity in Single- and Multi-Authored Economics RA
Abstracts - Davide S. Giannoni: Evaluation and Popularisation in Journal
Editorials: Medicine vs Applied Linguistics - Davide S. Giannoni: Metaphoric
Expressions and Editorial Identity Across Disciplines - Michele Sala:
Metadiscursive Resources as Indicators of Disciplinary Variation - Michele
Sala: Interrogative Forms as Engagement Markers: A Diachronic Perspective
- Stefania M. Maci: Fast-track Publications: The Genre of Medical Research
Letters - Larissa D'angelo: Academic Poster Presentations: Mapping the
Genre - Stefania M. Maci: The Genre of Medical Conference Posters -
Larissa D'angelo: Exploring Gender Identity in Academic Research Articles
and Book Reviews.