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.
This book provides a comprehensive grammatical and lexicographical review
of all types of late Samaritan Hebrew in all their literary manifestations
from the twelfth century to the present. Much of it is devoted to
description of Hybrid Samaritan Hebrew (HSH), which since the 13th is used
as the main written language of the Samaritan community. The whole
research is based on study of a wide range of texts. All available
liturgical material was computer-recorded and then analyzed. A vast array
of chronicles, colophons and deeds of sale copied from manuscripts were
also computerized. Included as well are unpublished manuscripts of prayers.
Audio recordings and phonetic transcriptions were made of dozens of
Samaritan prayers and piyyutim, and served as a database for the
phonological and the morphological analysis of the language.