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.
Simon C. Dik's Theory of Functional Grammar is a systematic treatment and exposition by one of its most distinguished exponents, and compulsory reading for any student of Functional Grammar. Part 1, the first edition of which appeared in 1989, has been revised and updated and is now released together with the publication of part 2. Part 1 sets out the basic principles underlying the theory of Functional Grammar, and discusses the structure of simple (that is, non-derived, non-complex) clauses. The volume does not presuppose any antecedent knowledge of Functional Grammar, nor does it otherwise depend on any sources for a proper understanding of its contents. Part 2, presupposing the contents of part 2, contains a discussion of complex and derived construction types. This volume can thus be used for advanced study of Functional Grammar by those who already have a reasonable knowledge of the basic framework of the theory.