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.
Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech
Cochlear Implants, Speech Production, and the Expectations of a High-Tech Society
This book explores the interface between speech perception and production
through a longitudinal acoustic analysis of the speech of postlingually
deaf adults with cochlear implants (electrode and computer prostheses for
the inner ear in cases of nerve deafness). The methodology is based on the
work of Joseph Perkell at MIT, replicating and extending analysis to
subjects with modern digital cochlear implants and processor technology.
Lowenstein also examines how cochlear implants are portrayed in dramatic
and documentary television programs, the scientific accuracy of those
portrayals, and what expectations might be taken away by viewers,
particularly given modern society's view that technology can overcome the
frailties of the human body.