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.
In Slavic Prosody Professor Bethin gives a coherent account of the Slavic
languages at the time of their differentiation and relates these
developments to issues in phonological theory. First Professor Bethin
argues that the syllable structure of Slavic changed before the fall of the
jers and suggests that intrasyllabic and intersyllabic reorganization in
Late Common Slavic was far more significant for Slavic prosody than the
loss of weak jers. She then makes a case for the existence of a bisyllabic
prosodic domain in Late Common Slavic and trochaic metrical organization.
Finally, she explores the implications of Slavic data for phonological
theory, discussing sonority, skeletal structure, the representation of
length and prominence, and language typology in some detail.
The book is a rich in information, Slavicists will enjoy the thorough
historiography of their field; non-Slavicists will appreciate the detailed
explications of Slavic data; all will welcome the many clear diagrams
spelling out the author's claims....no one can deny that her book is a
major contribution, an accomplishment that neither Slavicists nor
phonlogists can afford to ignore. Slavic Review