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.
'Agreement' is the grammatical phenomenon in which the form of one item,
such as the noun 'horses', forces a second item in the sentence, such as
the verb 'gallop', to appear in a particular form, i.e. 'gallop' must agree
with 'horses' in number. Even though agreement phenomena are some of the
most familiar and well-studied aspects of grammar, there are certain basic
questions that have rarely been asked, let alone answered. This book
develops a theory of the agreement processes found in language, and
considers why verbs agree with subjects in person, adjectives agree in
number and gender but not person, and nouns do not agree at all. Explaining
these differences leads to a theory that can be applied to all parts of
speech and to all languages.