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 book presents a novel analysis of Particle Movement from the point of
view of psycholinguistics.
Stefan Gries argues that corpus-based approaches to the study of Particle
Movement are superior to those used in traditional grammar, in that they
can tell us more about the internal workings of the brain. These new
approaches enable Particle Movement to be described in greater detail, and
to be compared more easily. Gries also argues that it is possible to
predict with a high degree of accuracy which of two word orders native
speakers will subconsciously choose in natural speech.
As well as examining the methodology of Particle Movement, the study
addresses more theoretical questions. It is argued that some theories of
how language is produced by the brain cannot explain the results found in
practical studies, and Gries therefore looks at the relative merits of more
interactive models of language production.
This book will be useful to postgraduates and academics researching
cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics.