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 the first published edition of John Sinclair, Susan Jones and
Robert Daley's seminal research on collocation in the 1970s. This research
has been enormously influential and has sparked a growth of interest in
collocation amongst researchers in linguistics, but until now has been
Collocation was first viewed as important in computational linguistics in
the work of Harold Palmer in Japan. Later M.A.K. Halliday and John Sinclair
published on collocation in the 1960s. English Collocation Studies is a
report on empirical research into collocation, devised by Halliday with
Sinclair acting as the Principal Investigator and editor of the resultant
OSTI (Office of Scientific and Technical Information) report.
The present edition contains an introduction by Professor Wolfgang Teubert
based on his interview with John Sinclair. The introduction assesses the
extent to which the findings of the original research have developed in the
intervening years, and how some of the techniques mentioned in the report
were implemented in the COBUILD project at Birmingham University in the 1980s.