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.
Examining Education, Media, and Dialogue under Occupation
This book is an in-depth examination of education and media under occupation.
The contributors to this volume engage dialogue to explore these domains and
their roles and functioning under occupation while keeping an eye toward
resolution, using the on-going conflict between Palestine and Israel as the
focus. The uniqueness of this collection is not limited to the willingness of its
authors to investigate topics that have often been left out of the mainstream,
but that they actually enter into dialogue with one another. Education and media
are exemplified as domains that can either maintain the status quo of
oppression when used by policymakers and governments to do so or can be
utilized as mechanisms for change and peacemaking. These contradictory roles
are highlighted throughout this book by multiple voices.