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.
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 8: Uralic & Central Asian Studies
With the help of this long-awaited comprehensive grammar of Manchu, the
official language in China during the Qing dynasty, access can be gained to
the numerous official documents of more than 250 years of Chinese history
immediately preceding the Republic.
Taking into full account the scholarship on the subject from both China and
Russia, the volume provides full coverage of the Manchu writing system,
morphology and phonology. Special attention is given to syntax, until
recently a conspicuous hiatus in Manchu linguistic studies. Also dealt with
is Sibe, which the author convincingly argues to be a direct successor of
Manchu vernacular, and its relation with classical Manchu.
Many grammatical problems of Manchu are considered in a wider framework of
the Manchu-Tungusic languages - the group to which Manchu belongs.
Dr. Gorelova's grammar is a true reference work, indispensable for students
of (Qing) China and Oriental languages.