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.
"Gender Matters" presents a feminist linguistic analysis of texts – literature,
media and lyrics – and conversation. It explores how gender relates to and
shapes our understanding of sexism, reading and writing, politeness and public
The essays in the book examine a range of questions: why is it necessary for
feminists to analyse or comment on sexism when sexism is widely regarded as
an anachronistic concern? How can feminists describe the effect of gender on
the experience of literature? Why are women considered more capable of private
rather than public speech? What is the relation between gender and politeness
and are women more polite than men? In analysing these themes, "Gender
Matters" highlights the insights and strengths of both second and third wave
feminist analysis for linguistics.