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.
An Investigation on the Borderlines of Phenomenology, Ontology, and Semiotics
Diagrammatology investigates the role of diagrams for thought and
knowledge. Based on the general doctrine of diagrams in Charles Peirce's
mature work, Diagrammatology claims diagrams to constitute a centerpiece of
epistemology. The book reflects Peirce's work on the issue in Husserl's
contemporanous doctrine of "categorial intuition" and charts the many
unnoticed similarities between Peircean semiotics and early Husserlian
phenomenology. Diagrams, on a Peircean account, allow for observation and
experimentation with ideal structures and objects and thus furnish the
access to the synthetic a priori of the regional and formal ontology of the
The second part of the book focusses on three regional branches of
semiotics: biosemiotics, picture analysis, and the theory of literature.
Based on diagrammatology, these domains appear as accessible for a
diagrammatological approach which leaves the traditional relativism and
culturalism of semiotics behind and hence constitutes a realist semiotics.