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 volume presents the selected writings of Professor Sydney M. Lamb,
including six new works and several which have been re-worked for
publication here. Although he is a leading figure in linguistic science,
many of the papers are far from well known, some of them having appeared in
more obscure venues of publication, and for the most part unavailable to
the wider linguistic community.
The book is divided into four parts, the first of which includes papers
offering insight into the man behind this pioneering approach to
linguistics that might best be summed up as "linguistics to the beat of a
different drummer." The papers in Part II explore the theoretical origins
of Lamb's ideas about language that have often been described as ahead of
their time. Part III includes more recent writings outlining work done in
Neurocognitive Linguistics. Studies of the interconnectedness of language
with other kinds of human experience and with history are presented in Part IV.