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.
The Ninth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics and the
Fifth International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics were both held at
The Australian National University in Canberra during January 2002. Rather
than publish a single very diverse collection of conference papers, the
organisers favoured a series of smaller compilations on specific topics.
One such volume, on Austronesian historical phonology, has already been
published by Pacific Linguistics as Issues in Austronesian historical
phonology by John Lynch.
The present volume represents another such compilation. It contains an
introduction by the editors and ten papers on voice in Austronesian
languages which provide both fresh data and some new perspectives on old
problems. The papers touch on the many faces of Austronesian voice systems,
ranging geographically from Teng on Puyuma in Taiwan to Otsuka on Tongan,
typologically from voice in agglutinative languages in Taiwan and the
Philippines to voice in isolating languages (Arka and Kosmas on Manggarai
and Donohue on Palu'e), and in approach from Clayre's areal/historical
survey of Kelabitic languages in Borneo to single-language studies of voice
like Davies on Madurese, Quick on Pendau, and the Andersens on Moronene.
Katagiri and Kaufman each take a fresh look at an aspect of Tagalog voice.