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.
Widely published author Howard Jackson has written a student-friendly, comprehensive introduction to the grammar and vocabulary of contemporary English. Grammar and Vocabulary covers the core areas of grammar and vocabulary: words and sentences, word classes, word structure, slots and fillers, sentence patterns, clause and phrase, grammar rules and vocabularies Drawing on a vast range of real texts including articles from The Guardian to a poem by Betjemen, this introduction also provides classic readings by Halliday, uirk, Ayto and Trudgill. This introduction uses real studies designed and conducted by students to facilitate understanding for all who wish to pursue these core aspects of language usage.