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 accessible textbook analyzes some central phenomena of the sound
system of standard Southern British English and General American in the
framework of Cognitive Linguistics and Construction Grammar. The sound
patterns are examined from the point of view of the central function of
language, that is, the expression of meaning. The topics covered range from
articulatory phonetics and the more abstract phonological systems to word
stress and intonation. The target readership includes both students and
teachers of English and linguistics.
* an accessible introduction to both English phonology and phonology in
general - suitable for beginners in the field
* each chapter ends with exercises and the invitation to analyze English
and other languages with the tools of Cognitive Linguistics
* now available in paperback