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.
Discourses and Practices of Negotiating the EU Constitution
After successive waves of enlargement, the European Union (Eu) has been
struggling with political integration. The project of the
constitutionalisation of the EU was therefore launched to cater to a
growing need of institutional reform, but it also intensified debates about
the underlying conceptions, norms and values of the European polity as well
as the meanings and identities of entire Europe.
This book approaches the ongoing legal and political re-construction of the
EU through a focus on the Convention on the Future of Europe (2002-2003)
which produced a draft of the EU's first constitution. The Convention is
studied from a multidisciplinary perspective integrating approaches from
ethnography of institutions, political sociology and linguistically-based
discourse analysis. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and multiple textual
data, the book offers an inside perspective on the multitude of ways in
which politics in supranational environments works in practice. The book
also contributes to the ongoing research on the discursive
(re-)negotiations of meanings of Europe and European integration in the
institutions of the European Union.
Constitutionalisation of the European Union - EU legitimacy and democratic
deficit - Future of Europe Debate - Case-study of the practices and culture
of consensus-building in the EU - Discursive construction of European
identities - Fieldwork at the EU's Convention on the Future of Europe -
Semi-structured interviews - Critical discourse analysis - Ethnography of
the European Union.