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.
Sicol: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics
This volume contains most of the papers presented at the Second International Conference on Oceanic linguistics session on language contact. The papers range far afield, but the bulk are about the Pacific and in particular Melanesia, the part of the region with the greatest linguistic diversity and a rich history of language contact. The topics relate to: Fiji Hindi (David Tayo language of New Caledonia (Chris Corne), Belizean creole (Genevieve Escure), Singapore Colloquial English (Anthea Fraser Gupta), French Antillean creoles (William Jennings), Melanesian pidgins and creoles (Ernest W. Lee), Bislama ( Miriam Meyerhoff), South Indian languages in Fiji (France Mugler), language use and attitudes in Fiji (France Mugler and Jan Tent) and the language of adolescent first language Tok Pisin speakers (Geoff P. Smith).