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 collection of papers celebrates the work of Jeanette K. Gundel, who
has contributed to the field of the grammar-pragmatics interface through
her publications on the syntactic realization of topic and comment and the
cognitive status of referring expressions, as well as by inspiring
colleagues to make contributions to the overall field of pragmatics. This
volume collects together papers from colleagues and former students on
pragmatics and syntax, pragmatics and reference, and pragmatics and social
variables. The volume includes papers devoted to explicating the
grammar-pragmatics interface, with the focus of the papers ranging from
Gricean and post-Gricean pragmatics, construction grammar, and genre theory
to formal semantics, as well as papers devoted to expanding on Gundel's own
original approach to factors such as the cognitive status decisions
underlying speakers' choice of referring expression and the topic and focus
decisions underlying speakers' choice of syntactic construction.