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.
Competing Ideologies and Multiple Identities in the U.S. and Germany
This volume examines the connection between socio-economic class and
bilingual practices, a previously under-researched area, through looking at
differences in bilingual settings that are classified as "immigrant" or "elite" and
are thus linked to socio-economic class categories. Fuller chooses for this
examination bilingual pre-teen children in Germany and the U.S. in order to
demonstrate how local identities are embedded in a wider social world and how
ideologies and identities both produce and reproduce each other. In so doing,
she argues that while pre-teen children are clearly influenced by macro-level
ideologies, they also have agency in how they choose to construct their
identities with relation to hegemonic societal discourses, and have many other
motivations and identities aside from social class membership which shape
their linguistic practices.