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.
The renewed focus on the evidential base of linguistics in general, but
particularly on syntax, is in to a large degree dependent on technological
developments: computers, electronic storage and transmission. These factors
have enabled a revolution in the accessibility of digitally stored
language, both in sampled and organized corpora and in its raw unsampled
form on the internet. But this technology has also allowed a step-change in
experimental methods readily available to linguists. The new arrival of
such enormous quantities of data in greatly increased detail has made
information accessible which could previously not even have been dreamed
of. This volume is a selection of research reports from linguists who are
making use of this new information and trying to integrate the new insights
into their analyses and theoretical assumptions.