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 is the long-awaited third edition of Chomsky's outstanding collection
of essays on language and mind. The first six chapters, originally
published in the 1960s, made a groundbreaking contribution to linguistic
theory. This new edition complements them with an additional chapter and a
new preface, bringing Chomsky's influential approach into the twenty-first
century. Chapters 1-6 present Chomsky's early work on the nature and
acquisition of language as a genetically endowed, biological system
(Universal Grammar), through the rules and principles of which we acquire
an internalized knowledge (I-language). Over the past fifty years, this
framework has sparked an explosion of inquiry into a wide range of
languages, and has yielded some major theoretical questions. The final
chapter revisits the key issues, reviewing the 'biolinguistic' approach
that has guided Chomsky's work from its origins to the present day, and
raising some novel and exciting challenges for the study of language and mind.