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 value of "raw data" is an essential one: to provide students and
professors linguistic data that can be examined and analyzed in context,
whether the study is phonological or grammatical. This value is profound in
the context of current linguistics where "contrived" data devoid of context
is de rigueur. As much as is possible, analyses ought to be "data-led"
where conclusions are suggested after careful and methodical investigation.
Then one may properly posit well-grounded linguistic theory.
Toward furthering these aims, stories from Tarifit Berber native speakers
were collected over a ten year period. They represent a couple of dialects
within the Tarifit-speaking region in northeastern Morocco. They are
transcribed phonetically, with morpheme-by-morpheme glosses, syllable
divisions, and a free translation. Along with the printed versions, the
sound files of each of these stories are provided on an enclosed compact
disk. It is hoped that this compilation will provide a "target-rich"
environment for practical linguistic research for students as well as
teachers, and that this manner of glossing will help set a better standard
for presenting linguistic data. (plus CD-ROM)