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.
This book engages with English in globalization, re-examining and
re-interpreting the contemporary contexts of its acquisition and use. The
chapters contained in this book weave together four inter-related themes
that define the role of English in the global context: the ‘centrality of
structure’, ‘relationships of interdependence’, ‘social constructions of
difference’ and ‘reproduction of inequality’. These themes enable the
authors to draw attention to the dynamics of the contemporary realities of
the ‘English-speaking’ and ‘English-using’ nations, especially as they
compete for cultural, social, economic and symbolic capital in global
networks. In engaging World Englishes with the sociolinguistics of
globalization, the authors raise some fundamental questions about the
status, structure, and functions of World Englishes.