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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Examining Argumentation in Context: Fifteen studies on strategic
maneuvering contains a selection of papers on strategic maneuvering in
argumentative discourse. Starting point of all of these contributions is
that a satisfactory analysis and evaluation of strategic maneuvering is
possible only if the argumentative discourse is first situated in the
communicative and interactional context in which it occurs. While some of
the contributions present general views with regard to strategic
maneuvering, other contributions report on the results of empirical
studies, examine strategic maneuvering in a particular legal or political
context, or highlight the presentational design of strategic maneuvering.
Examining Argumentation in Context therefore provides an
insightfulview of recent developments in the research on strategic
maneuvering, which is currently prominent in the study of argumentation.