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.
Linguistic Fieldwork is a practical guide to all the steps in linguistic
fieldwork, from planning where to work to applying for funding, from the
first session on a new language to writing up the data, from turning on the
recorder to depositing the recordings in an archive: Claire Bowern provides
a realistic account of the process of linguistic fieldwork. Doing field
research isn't like working in the lab with chemicals: both the field
worker and their consultants are real people who interact in complex ways.
This book is a guide to conducting that interaction in order to produce
research which benefits not only the linguistic community, but also
language speakers. Given the rapidity of decline in global linguistic
diversity, the next 30 years will be crucial for future knowledge of
languages all over the world.