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 Intonation of Castilian Spanish Declaratives and Absolute Interrogatives
The Intonation of Castilian Spanish Declaratives and Absolute
Interrogatives sets out to provide the most complete description of the
intonation patterns of Castilian Spanish declaratives and absolute
interrogatives that has been presented to date. Speech production data is
compiled and examined to determine the physical characteristics of the
intonation patterns of these sentence types in both broad focus and in
narrow focus contexts, allowing for as complete an understanding of the
intonation patterns presented by declaratives and absolute interrogatives
as is currently possible.
Speech perception data is also presented in order to address the
differences between the intonation patterns of declaratives and absolute
interrogatives from the perspective of the listener, showing the degree to
which each of these differences is meaningful in communication. While the
primary goal of the book is to present a solid description of the
intonation patterns, the implications of the data for any potential
phonological analysis of the intonation patterns are also considered.