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 is an introduction to the grammar of words. Geert Booij introduces the
basic methods of morphological analysis and shows how these can be used to
reveal how words are formed, compounded, and inflected in different
languages. He then describes the relationship of morphology to syntax,
phonology, and semantics, and shows how the main aspects of grammar
interact to make languages work. He ends by examining the universal
characteristics of morphology. He discusses the ways in which these reflect
the organization of the mind's language faculty and considers whether they
throw light on the way languages change and are learned.