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.
The Annual Review is devoted to research in the domain of first language acquisition, i.e., the process of acquiring command of a first language, and studies in which first language acquisition is compared to second language acquistion, as well as studies on language acquisition under abnormal conditions. It focuses on research which has been reported in recently defended Ph.D. theses. The major share of contributions to the yearbook consist of 10.000 word (approximately) excerpts from, or edited summaries of, dissertations addressing issues in first language acquisition, including bilingual first language acquisition.
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Editorial note v
Optimality Theory and phonological acquisition
Paul Boersma and Claartje Levelt 1–50
Early foreign language education and metalinguistic development: A study of monolingual, bilingual and trilingual children on noun definition tasks
Krassimira Dimitrova Charkova 51–88
Language convergence and bilingual acquisition: The case of conditional constructions
Ee San Chen 89–137
The acquisition of inflectional prefixes in Nairobi Swahili
Kamil Ud Deen