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.
An accessible introduction to the subject, Lexicography provides a detailed overview of the history, types and contents of these essential references. Analyzing a variety of dictionaries: ones geared to native speakers, thematic ones and those on CD-ROM, Howard Jackson reveals the myriad of ways that dictionaries fulfill their dual function of describing the vocabulary of English and providing a useful reference source. This introduction contains an introduction to terms used in lexicography and offers suggestions for further reading. Ideal for all who want to learn how a dictionary creates knowledge and who want to know how a dictionary is created.