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 systematic presentation of the parametric approach to child language
considers the nature of the information the child must acquire according to
the various linguistic theories. In doing so it sets out in detail the
practical aspects of acquisitional research, addresses the challenges of
working with children of different ages and backgrounds, and shows how the
resulting data can be used to test theories of grammatical variation. It
presents studies of the acquisition of syllable structure, empty
categories, and wh-movement. The book is written for graduate students and
advanced undergraduates taking courses on child language acquisition in
linguistics, psychology, and cognitive science, and will be a useful
reference for all researchers in child language acquisition in whatever
field. The data sets on which the book draws freely available to students
and researchers via a website maintained by the author.