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.
Critical Discourse Studies have released the fourth virtual special issue in the
series which has been running throughout 2012. This issue is now available to read
online, along with a full introduction to the series by Editor, John E. Richardson.
This theme of this virtual special issue is ‘Critical Approaches to Genre and
Hybridity’ and features seven specially selected articles from the journal which the
editor felt best reflected this theme.
The virtual special issue features the following articles (articles marked with an *
are free to access):
Rendering Equality and Diversity Policies in UK Higher Education Institutions*
Politics of Mitigation
The Teaching and Culture of Household Spanish: Understanding Racist
Reproduction in 'Domestic' Discourse*
Arab and American Computer War Games: The Influence of a Global Technology
Performing Citizenship on YouTube: Activism, Satire and Online Debate Around
the Anti-Islam Video 'Fitna'*
Generic Characteristics of the Office of the High Representative's Press Releases