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.
Tactile Sign Language
Turn-taking and questions in signed conversations of deaf-blind people
Tactile sign language significantly differs from the visual mode of sign language. Based on conversation analysis of deaf-blind dyads, this book describes how turn-taking and interrogative sentences are marked in tactile sign language. Deaf-blind signers are in continuous contact by holding one another's hands in monologue or dialogue position. In tactile conversation, non-manual characteristics, the essential markers in visual sign languages, are effectively replaced by various hand movements.Contents:
Acknowledgements Foreword to Englisch Edition List of Figures and Tables Introduction 1. Deaf-blindness and communication 2. Material 3. Conversing 4. Sign language and conversation positions 5. Tactile conversation regulation 6. uestions 7. Yes/no questions 8. Alternative questions 9. Wh-questions 10. Support turns Conclusion Bibliography Appendices 1. Yes/no question 2. Alternative questions 3. Wh-question 4. Reported uestions and reflective questions 5. Support turns 6. Principles of transcription Subject Index