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 examines argumental un-NPs and du/des-NPs in
French: nominals with the indefinite article and with the so-called
'partitive article' respectively. The main aim is to account for the
different interpretations of these indefinites and to determine how
interpretation and structure are related. This study thus concerns the
syntax-semantics interface, with an emphasis on the composition of the left
periphery and the inflectional domain of the indefinites mentioned. It is
realized in the framework of generative grammar and in a cartographic
approach. A crucial proposal put forward in this book is that indefinites
of different semantic types are associated with different left peripheries.
The analysis further suggests that the inflectional domain of these
indefinites may comprise three discrete functional projections encoding the
features [count], [quantity] and [number]. Interestingly, these results
seem to extend to a selection of bare nouns in Romance and Germanic languages.