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 investigates different types of verb-PP combinations and examines
the types of meanings which arise when the argument structure of the PP
fuses with the verbal argument structure. Focussing mainly on data from
Norwegian, the book investigates three different empirical domains of PP-VP
combinations and concludes that the arising interpretations result from a
combination of the fine-grained structure of the PP, the structure of the
verb phrase, and the different modes of combination. The book sheds new
light on the syntax-semantics interplay while adding new insight about the
properties of the category P in Norwegian. The book also contributes to the
debate between Lexicalism and Constructionism, and it concludes that a
moderate Constructionist model with a fine-grained syntactic structure
determining interpretation is best equipped to handle the enormous
flexibility of verb-prepositional phrase combinations of the types explored.