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.
The aim of the present volume is two-fold: to give a coherent account of
the locative alternation in English, and to develop a constructional theory
that overcomes a number of problems in earlier constructional accounts. The
lexical-constructional account proposed here is characterized by two main
features. On the one hand, it emphasizes the need for a detailed
examination of verb meanings. On the other, it introduces lower-level
constructions such as verb-class-specific constructions and verb-specific
constructions, and makes full use of these lower-level constructions in
accounting for alternation phenomena. Rather than being a completely new
version of construction grammar, the proposed lexical-constructional
account is an automatic consequence of the basic tenet of constructional
approaches as being usage-based.