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.
Historical Pragmatics. Pragmatic Developments in the History of English
Until very recently, pragmatics has been restricted to the analysis of contemporary spoken language while historical linguistics has studied historical texts and language change in a decontextualized way. This has now radically changed and scholars from around the world are trying to build a new theoretical framework that integrates recent advances both in pragmatics and in historical linguistics. This volume, which contains 22 original titles,starts with an introduction that is both a state-of-the-art account of historical pragmatics and a programmatic statement of its future potential and its different subfields. Part I contains seven pragmaphilological papers that deal with historical texts and their interpretations by paying close attention to the communicative context of these texts. The second and third parts comprise papers in diachronic pragmatics. The ten papers of Part II take a linguistic form as their starting point, e.g. particular lexical items or syntactic constructions, and study their pragmatic functions at different times (diachronic form-to-function mappings), while the four papers of Part III take a particular pragmatic function as their starting point. e.g. discourse strategies or politeness, and study their linguistic realisation at different times (diachronic function-to-form mappings). Contributions by: C. Allen; U. Bach; H. Bergrer; E. Bernardez & P. Tejada; M. Fludernik: G. Fritz; W. HuCllen; A. Jacobs & A. Jucker; R. Kopytko; S. Kryk-Kastovsky; J. Lennard; J. de Lima; P. Navarro-Errasti; T, Nevalainen & H. Raumolin-Brunberg; N. Onodera; G. Ronberg, S. Schwenter & E. Traugott; I. Taavistainen; T. Virtanen; K. Wales; S. Warvik; R. Watts