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.
Speech Production: Motor Control, Brain Research and Fluency Disorders
This book is based on the presentations at the 3rd International Conference on Speech Motor Control and Fluency Disorders. Much more than than the former proceedings this book brings together in a fairly comprehensive way a unique collection of theory and experimental work in the area of speech motor production and fluency disorders. Many chapters present overviews of recent progress in our knowledge about a large range of topics: speech production models, motor control in speech production and fluency disorders, brain research in speech production, methods and measurements in pathological speech, developmental aspects of speech production and fluency disorders. Everyone who is interested in the field of speech motor production in general as well as in fluency disorders, be it as a scientist, clinician or student, will find useful information in this book for both research and teaching purposes.