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 set of eleven articles, by linguists from four different European
countries and a variety of theoretical backgrounds, takes a new look at the
discourse functions of a number of English connectives, from simple
coordinators (and, but) to phrases of varying complexity (after all, the
fact is that). Using authentic spoken and written data from varied sources,
the authors explore the ways in which current uses of connectives result
from the interaction of syntax, semantics and prosody, both over time and
through diversity of discourse situations. Most adopt an integrative
approach in which speaker-listener or writer-reader relationships are
viewed as part and parcel of the linguistic properties of each marker.
Because it combines functional, generative and enunciative approaches into
a coherent whole with a common explanatory aim, this book will be of
interest to linguists, corpus linguists and all those who investigate the