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.
Studies in Chinese Language, the eighth volume in the collected works of
Professor M.A.K. Halliday, approaches the Chinese language from several
interesting vantage points, ranging from studies of medieval to modern
grammar, and also covering topics related to Chinese phonology, grammar and
discourse. Professor Halliday’s PhD thesis provided the basis for the first
paper in this volume, "The Language of the Chinese 'Secret History of the
Mongols'" (with examples from the book on CD-ROM). The final section on
"Grammar and discourse" includes papers looking at grammatical metaphor and
scientific discourse in both Chinese and English.