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.
I'll be teaching a directed-readings module on political discourse this
semester. The students would like to dedicate a session to the issue of
emotional appeals in politicians' speeches. Would anyone be able to
recommend 2-3 texts on or relevant to that topic (articles and/or book
chapters, but not whole books) that would be appropriate for an MA-student
without prior exposure to discourse analysis? Thanks very much in advance!
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