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.
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1: The Near and Middle East
The dictionary offers a complete compilation and a historical-comparative
reflection of the hereditary lexis of the Kartvelian (South Caucasian)
language family. It represents the latest stage of etymological research,
contains a wealth of new lexical entries, corrections of earlier attempts
and new reconstructions. The introduction provides a survey of general data
of the four Kartvelian languages (Georgian, Mingrelian, Laz, Svan),
characterizes the historical-comparative research in short and provides a
detailed description of the system of regular phoneme correspondences. The
main chapter presents the Kartvelian lexis in separate entries. The
reconstructed forms of the root- and affix morphemes are listed in
alphabetical order followed by instances of the Kartvelian languages. Each
entry covers the phonological development of the lexical item from its
original form to its present state and is supplemented by references.