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 collection is an important contribution to the semantic and syntactic
analysis of the expression of existence. The volume focuses on the three
main linguistic constructions expressing existence: copular clauses,
existential sentences, and (in)definiteness. The papers analyze the
interaction between the basic notion of existence and pervasive phenomena
of natural language, such as quantification and presupposition. The
contributions represent state of the art research on theoretical and
comparative issues related to the expression of existence, and make
extensive reference to the semantic and syntactic facts of English and of
various other languages. The richness of new data and the juxtaposition of
different theoretical stances bring a number of new questions into focus.