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.
In a stimulating and novel approach, this book explains why metaphors are persuasive, suggesting that they are ideologically effective because they are cognitively plausible and evoke an emotional response. 'Critical Metaphor Analysis' is then developed in a series of corpus-based studies in which analysis of collocations provides insight into the cognitive motivation and expressive connotation of metaphor. By unifying traditional and cognitive semantic with pragmatic approaches, the reader becomes aware of the importance of metaphor in persuasive language.
CONTENTS: List of Figures - List of Tables - Preface - Acknowledgements - Style Conventions - Introduction - PART I: METAPHOR BACKGROUND AND THEORY - Metaphor and Thought - Critical Approaches to Metaphor - PART II: METAPHOR IN POLITICAL DISCOURSE - The Metaphors of New Labour - Metaphor in British Party Political Manifestos - Metaphor in American Presidential Speeches - PART III: METAPHOR IN PRESS REPORTING - Metaphor in Sports Reporting - Metaphor in Financial Reporting - PART IV: METAPHOR IN RELIGIOUS DISCOURSE - Metaphor in the Bible - Metaphor in the Old Testament - Metaphor in the Koran - A DISCOURSE THEORY OF METAPHOR - Critical Metaphor Analysis - References - Bibliography - Index