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.
Processes constitute the world of human experience - from nature to
cognition to social reality. Yet our philosophical and scientific theories
of nature and experience have traditionally prioritized concepts for static
objects and structures. The essays collected here call for a review of the
role of dynamic categories in the language of theories. They present old
and new descriptive tools for the modelling of dynamic domains, and argue
for the merits of process-based explanations in ontology, cognitive
science, semiotics, linguistics, philosophy of mind, robotics, theoretical
biology, music theory, and philosophy of chemistry and physics. The
collection is of interest to professional researchers in any of these
fields; it establishes - for the very first time - crossdisciplinary
contact among recent process-based research movements and might witness a
conceptual paradigm shift in the making.