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.
Endangered Languages: Current Issues and Future Prospects
The issue of language loss is currently the focus of much linguistic
research. This edited volume brings together work by theoretical linguists,
field linguists and nonlinguist members of minority communities to provide
an integrated view of how language is lost, from sociological and economic
as well as from linguistic perspectives. It maps out some of the strategies
applied by native communities and professional linguists in the face of
language endangerment. Several authors address the understudied issue of
what (beyond a linguistic system) is lost when a language becomes obsolescent.