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 book provides substantial new results in a novel field of research
examining the syntactic and semantic consequences of event structure. The
studies of this volume examine the hypothesis that event structure
correlates with word order, the presence or absence of the verbal
particle, the [+/- specific] feature of the internal argument, aspect,
focusing, negation, and negative quantification, among others. The results
reported concern the telicising vs. perfectivizing role of the verbal
particle; the syntactic and semantic differences of verbs denoting a
delimited change, and those denoting creation or coming into being;
evidence of viewpoint aspect in a language with no morphological viewpoint
marking; the aspectual role of non-thematic objects; the source of
the ‘exhaustive identification’ function of structural focus; the
interaction of negation and aspect etc.