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.
Clausal connection is one of the key building blocks of language and thus a
field where a wide range of syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and cognitive
phenomena meet. The availability of large databases as well as considerable
advances in corpus-linguistic methods have strengthened the interest in the
history of features linking clauses or larger chunks of text. The papers in
this volume combine a thorough corpus-based analysis of the history of
individual connectives, their co-occurrence patterns, and patterns of
variation and change from both intra- and inter-systemic perspectives with
a variety of methodological tools, ranging from sophisticated methods of
grammatical analysis to pragmatics, text linguistics and discourse
analysis. Drawing on quantitatively and qualitatively improved data, the
studies reconstruct the history of a wide range of connectives in English
from various new theoretical perspectives.