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.
The book will appeal to scholars and advanced students of morphology,
syntax, computational linguistics and natural language processing (NLP). It
provides a critical and practical guide to computational techniques for
handling morphological and syntactic phenomena, showing how these
techniques have been used and modified in practice.
The authors discuss the nature and uses of syntactic parsers and examine
the problems and opportunities of parsing algorithms for finite-state,
context-free and various context-sensitive grammars. They relate approaches
for describing syntax and morphology to formal mechanisms and algorithms,
and present well-motivated approaches for augmenting grammars with weights