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.
Book description (in English): With the present monograph, Aristote et le Lexique de l'Espace, Vandeloise both continues his exploration of this vital question and also initiates a broader, more basic investigation of thought and meaning in the spatial domain. This innovative work is novel in its conception and elegant in its execution. Three main concerns are productively brought together in a mutually revelatory fashion: besides French locatives, these include the tacit naive physics presupposed by the meanings of linguistic elements, as well as the building blocks and intrinsic organization of our conceptualizations in the physical realm. Perhaps surprisingly, and certainly provocatively, it is in the physics of Aristotle and his commentators that Vandeloise sees a correspondence between a representation of the physical world and the conceptual system underlying the linguistic description of space.