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 is a paperback reprint which comprises research papers on the formal (mathematical) structure of natural language. In addition to older classic papers, the collection includes papers on such current topics as GPSG and modern categorial grammar. Although it addresses a number of mathematical questions and even includes some formal mathematics, the book is accessible to all linguists, even if they have only limited formal training in mathematics. Most of the papers deal with questions about the fit between formal theories of syntax and the empirical data on natural language.