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.
Applying insights from variationist linguistics to historical change
mechanisms that have affected the consonantal system of English, Daniel
Schreier reports findings from a historical corpus-based study on the
reduction of particular consonant clusters and compares them with similar
processes in synchronic varieties, thus defining consonantal change as a
phenomenon involving psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, phonological
theory and contact linguistics. Moreover, he weighs the impact of external
and internal effects on causation, examining data from a total of 15
varieties with different time depths and social histories.