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 alphabetic guide provides definitions and discussion of key terms used
in corpus linguistics. Corpus data is being used in a growing number of
English and Linguistics departments which have no record of past research
with corpus data. This is the first comprehensive glossary of the many
specialist terms in corpus linguistics and will be useful for corpus
linguists and non corpus linguists alike. Clearly written, by a team of
experienced academics in the field, the glossary provides full coverage of
both traditional and contemporary terminology. Entries are focused around
the following broad groupings:
* Important corpora
* Key technical terms in the field
* Key linguistic terms relevant to corpus-based research
* Key statistical measures used in corpus linguistics
* Key computer programme/retrieval systems used in the construction and
exploitation of corpora
* Standards applied within the field of corpus linguistics.
Paul Baker, Andrew Hardie and Tony McEnery are all based in the Department
of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University.
A Glossary of Corpus Linguistics is available in North America through
Columbia University Press.