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.
Ever since the start of Chinese linguistic studies, the description of the
Chinese particle LE has remained elusive. The classification has evolved
from a listing of sentences and the discussion of contrastive pairs to a
more context and discourse-oriented analysis. The development in recent
years of inferential models and situation semantics has opened the way for
a renewed study of the use of the Chinese particle LE. The present book
discusses the Chinese data from a 'mental space' perspective and brings out
the role so-called Chinese 'sentence LE' plays in the construction and
maintenance of discourse.