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.
This accessible grammar provides a concise and user-friendly guide to the
structure of Modern Standard Arabic. Using familiar terminology and keeping
theory to a minimum, it is suitable for beginning students as well as those
at a more advanced level. Detailed descriptions of all types of sentence
are given, and numerous tables provide a clear presentation of verbs and
nouns. The most familiar grammatical terms are given in Arabic as well as
in English in order to help the student identify them, and the index is
also presented in both languages for fast and straightforward cross
referencing. Each pattern or rule described is illustrated with authentic
examples from a range of real-life contexts such as newspapers, magazines,
business communication and the Internet, as well as from Arabic literary
texts. Clearly organised and practical, this book will be an invaluable
reference resource for all learners and teachers of Modern Standard Arabic.