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 left periphery of clausal structures has been a pro-minent topic of research in generative linguistics during the last decades. Closer examination of its properties unfolds a rich array of perspectives like the status of barriers for extraction and government, the articulation of the topic focus structure, the fixation of wh-scope, the marking of clausal types, the interaction of syntactic structure with inflectional morphology as well as the determination of sentence mood and illocutionary force to mention just a few. The purpose of this book is to collect different and relevant studies in this field and to give a general overview of the various theoretical approaches concerned with morphological, syntactic and semantic properties together with the diachronic development of the left periphery.
From the Contents:
Introduction Horst Lohnstein & Susanne Trissler - In Front of the Prefield - Inside or Outside the Clause - Franz Josef Avis - The Syntactic Integration of Preposed Adverbial Clauses on the German Left Periphery: a Diachronic Perspective Katrin Axel - Decomposing the Left Periphery - Dialectal and Cross-linguistic Evidence Josef Bayer - Head-Movement in Minimalism and V/2 as FORCE-marking Ellen Brandner - Uniformity and variation: On the relation of wh-phrases and sentence moods in German Jan Eden - Notes on the syntax and the pragmatics of German Left Dislocation Werner Frey - Inflectional Morphology and Sentence Mood Constitution in German Horst Lohnstein & Ursula Bredel - ET, Parasitic Gaps & German Clause Structure Uli Lutz - Verb Position, Verbal Mood and the Anchoring (Potential) of Sentences Andre Meinunger - Nonstan-dard wh-uestions and Alternative Checkers in Pagotto Hans-Georg Obenauer - The Particle li and the Left Periphery of SlavicYes/No Interrogatives Kerstin Schwa-be - Binding by Verbs: Tense, Person and Mood under Attitudes Arnim von Stechow Ā Complementizer Selection and the Properties of Complement Clauses in German Angelika Wollstein