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 monograph presents a morpho-syntactic investigation on modality,
aspect, and negation by concentrating on Persian, and is designed to
contribute to theoretical linguistics and the study of Iranian languages.
The analysis is based on the Minimalist program. This research challenges
the idea that the syntactic structure maps on the semantic interpretation
or vice versa. The discussion presented in this monograph shows that the
syntactic structure of Persian modals is uniform no matter if the modals
are interpreted as having root or epistemic readings. Although it is
claimed that modals are raising constructions in different languages,
modals in Persian, which does not have subject-raising constructions, show
a different syntactic behavior. Furthermore, the structural analysis of the
interaction of Persian modals and negation shows that because of the scope
interaction of negation and modals, the syntactic structure of modals with
respect to negation mostly corresponds to the semantic interpretation of