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.
by Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Norbert Corver
foreword by Noam Chomsky
Wh-movement--the phenomenon by which interrogative words appear at the
beginning of interrogative sentences--is one of the central displacement
operations of human language. Noam Chomsky’s 1977 article "On Wh-movement,"
a landmark in the study of wh-movement (and movement in general), showed
that this computational operation is the basis of a variety of syntactic
constructions that had previously been described in terms of
construction-specific rules. Taking Chomsky’s article as a starting point,
the contributors to this collection reconsider a number of the issues
raised in "On Wh-movement" from the perspective of contemporary Minimalist
syntactic theory (which explores the thesis that human language is a system
optimally designed to meet certain interface conditions imposed by other
cognitive systems with which the language faculty interacts).
They discuss such wh-movement issues as wh-phrases and pied-piping, the
formation of A-bar chains and the copy theory of movement, cyclicity and
locality of wh-movement, and the typology of wh-constructions. By
reconsidering core characteristics of the wh-movement operation first
systematically discussed by Chomsky from the Minimalist perspective, this
volume contributes to the further development of the theory of wh-movement
and to the general theory of movement.