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.
Theoretical Linguistics and Grammatical Description
This volume presents a collection of 23 papers by renowned linguists on current research in the field of theoretical linguistics. The book focusses on linguistic theory and metatheory, and on fundamental concepts and assumptions of modern linguistics. The following articles are included in the volume: A Formal Approach to a General Theory of Language; Understanding Understanding; Non-reducible Grammatical Relations without Semantic Content; Are Linguistic Objects Internal, External, or Both?; Some Thoughts on Being Minimal; Case Morphology and Case System in L1 Acquisition; Explorations in 'Idiolects'; Phonological Word Structures; Idiolect and Convention: Incompatible Concepts?; Communion or Communication?; Topic-Focus Articulation - A Matter of Langue or Parole?; Phraseologie und Metonymik; Language Universals and Evolutionary Bottlenecks; speech Intentions, Speech Planning, and the Use of Syntactic Constructions; English Verbal Idioms of Aural Perception; Semantics and Grammar: A Relationship of Mutual Foundations?; The Problem of 'Adjectives' in Mandarin Chinese; Beyond New Structuralism; Wann hat eine Sprache begonnen?; Zur universalen Dimension der Identifikation; Series of Explicata for the Notion of Meaning; Iconicity and Syncretism; Remarks on Language Theory in the "Decade of the Brain".