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 explores the interface between syntax and the other components
of the grammar, in particular phonology, morphology, and argument
structure. The author proceeds through a consideration of case studies,
such as clitics and complex predicates (auxiliary and modal verbs) in
Romance, grounding theoretical analysis in constant exemplification. She
shows that a careful analysis of their properties can lead to a better
understanding of the interaction of the various components of the grammar.
The syntactic properties of clitics are considered in relation to their
phonological and morphological characteristic. The properties of auxiliary
verbs are analysed from the perspective of the interface between argument
structure and syntactic structure. Modal verbs are examined at the
interface between syntax and phonology. The analyses of clitics and
auxiliaries throw interesting new light on the link between Romanian and
Balkan/Slavic. This is a valuable contribution to the study of grammatical
interfaces and to Romance verbal typology and comparative linguistics.
Table of Contents
2. The Framework
3. Morphology and its Interfaces: The Case of Romance Clitics
4. Syntax and its Interfaces: The Case of Romance Auxiliary Verbs
5. Phonology and its Interfaces: The Case of italian Restructuring Verbs