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.
Although natural language processing has come far, the technology has not
achieved a major impact on society. Is this because of some fundamental
limitation that cannot be overcome? Or because there has not been enough
time to refine and apply theoretical work already done? Editors Madeleine
Bates and Ralph Weischedel believe it is neither; they feel that several
critical issues have never been adequately addressed in either theoretical
or applied work, and they have invited capable researchers in the field to
do that in Challenges in Natural Language Processing. This volume will be
of interest to researchers of computational linguistics in academic and
non-academic settings and to graduate students in computational
linguistics, artificial intelligence and linguistics.