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
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Meanings and Metaphors contains a lively collection of vocabulary activities which will open up the world of figurative language to students of intermediate level and above. The activities provide ample opportunities for cross-cultural comparisons and creative language use.Each of the 34 photocopiable units has a clear step-by-step lesson plan for the busy teacher with a useful background information section for extra support. Many of the units also have extension and revision tasks for further practice.All the words and expressions practised have been checked against the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure that they are up-to-date and useful to the students. The material includes advertisements, newspapers, sayings, poems, fables, analogies and rhetoric.Meanings and Metaphors can be used to supplement most course books and is suitable for a wide range of teaching environments.