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.
San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec, an endangered and little-examined indigenous
language of Mexico, shows a range of syntactic and morphological phenomena
incompatible with standard Minimalist accounts of verb movement: verbs and
clearly phrasal constituents behave identically in a number of syntactic
constructions, and the ordering of verbal morphemes is problematic for
standard assumptions of verbal head movement.
This work proposes a VP-remnant raising account for these phenomena,
motivated by Kayne's (1992) Antisymmetry program. This work also examines
consequences of phrasal remnant movement for negation constructions,
question formation; and the interpretation of tense, aspect, and mood.
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