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.
Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.
Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 40,000 years,
speaking about 250 languages. Through examination of published and
unpublished materials on each of the individual languages, Professor Dixon
surveys the ways in which the languages vary typologically and presents a
profile of this long-established linguistic area. The areal distribution of
most features is illustrated with more than 30 maps, showing that the
languages tend to move in cyclic fashion with respect to many of the
parameters. There is also an index of languages and language groups.
Professor Dixon, a pioneering scholar in the field, brings an interesting
perspective to this diverse and complex material.