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
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French Sound Structure provides a comprehensive, detailed and well-illustrated description of the pronunciation of Modern Standard French, incorporating comments on regional and social variations, on abbreviatory processes and "word play," and on certain historical phonological changes which continue to be reflected in the contemporary language. The accompanying CD-ROM will be an invaluable asset to any student of French language, providing oral examples crucial to linguistic study.
Table of Contents Chapter 1: The Object of Description Chapter 2: Key Descriptive and Theoretical Concepts Chapter 3: Basic Descriptive Units and Domains Chapter 4: Vowels and Semi-vowels Chapter 5: Consonants Chapter 6: Prosody Chapter 7: Around the Phonological Periphery: Playing with Language Appendix References Index