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.
In this volume leading researchers present new work on the semantics and
pragmatics of adjectives and adverbs, and their interfaces with syntax. Its
concerns include the semantics of gradability; the relationship between
adjectival scales and verbal aspect; the relationship between meaning and
the positions of adjectives and adverbs in nominal and verbal projections;
and the fine-grained semantics of different subclasses of adverbs and
adverbs. Its goals are to provide a comprehensive vision of the
linguistically significant structural and interpretive properties of
adjectives and adverbs, to highlight the similarities between these two
categories, and to signal the importance of a careful and detailed
integration of lexical and compositional semantics.
The editors open the book with an overview of current research before
introducing and contextualizing the remaining chapters. The work is aimed
at scholars and advanced students of syntax, semantics, formal pragmatics,
and discourse. It will also appeal to researchers in philosophy,
psycholinguistics, and language acquisition interested in the syntax and
semantics of adjectives and adverbs.