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.
Visualizing Document Processing
Innovations in Communication Patterns and Textual Forms
The book aims to encourage multiple perspective read-ing attitudes, which are meant to trigger and inspire new ways of viewing and engineering information. An innovative linguistic theory as well as a new model for text generation and text understanding are illustrated. The linguistic theory, enhanced by a novel artificial intelligence-based approach, will help readers to acquire information engineering skills and may be implement-ed in the design of knowledge management systems.
From the Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction to a new way of looking at language and information
Chapter 2: The physics of language
Chapter 3: Introduction to the communicative positi-oning program and text representation systems (CPP-TRS)
Chapter 4: CTML: A mark-up language for annotating context sensitive documentation
Chapter 5: The making of specialized knowledge through metaphors and analogies