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.
The Sociolinguistics Reader Volume 2: Gender and Discourse
Volume 2 of this two-volume text looks first at patterns of language
variation, how gender identities are accomplished through language, and the
importance of gender in accounting for language behavior. It goes on to
examine sociolinguistic issues surrounding discourse, with reference to the
communication of affective meaning, conversational routines,
grammaticalization and language change, intertextuality, and cross-cultural
discourse patterns and their social implications.
This title is distributed in the United States by Oxford University