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.
What constitutes our concept of numbers and makes it possible for us to
work with them the way we do? Which mental faculties contribute to our
grasp? What qualities do we share with other species, and which ones are
specific to us? This book addresses these questions to reveal that language
plays a crucial role in the development of systematic number concepts. It
analyzes the relationship between numerical thinking and the human language
faculty, providing psychological, linguistic, and philosophical
perspectives on numbers, their evolution, and development in children.