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.
The present volume is the product of five years of collaborative research carried out by the members of the Constituent Order group of the European Science Foundation Programme in Language Typology (EUROTYP). Thanks to the diversity of theoretical backgrounds of the members of the group, the volume is unique in offering not only a rich array of language data, but also a variety of perspectives on the issue of constituent order variation and of the role and nature of language typology. Part one of the volume fills an evident gap in the linguistic literature by presenting descriptive word order surveys of eight groups of European languages (Celtic, Romance, Germanic, Slavic, Modern Greek, Uralic, Kartvelian, and Daghestanian) which should provide a convenient point of departure for any subsequent word order investigations of the languages of Europe. The papers comprising part two of the volume feature analyses of the word order properties of the languages of Europe from the point of view of the well known Greenbergian word order variables, the principles and parameters of Chomskyan generative grammar and processing ease. The volume concludes with an appendix listing the values of twelve word order variables in all the languages of Europe.