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.
Subordination and Coordination Strategies in North Asian Languages
Across North Asia, complex sentence formation patterns display an unusually
high prevalence of suffixed relational morphemes used to convey
subordination. Suffixal subordinators occur in a variety of genetic
groupings, most notably Samoyedic, Turkic, and Tungusic, but also in some
of the region's language isolates, such as Ket and Ainu. No general study
has surveyed complex sentences across Northern Eurasia and the Pacific Rim,
an area noted both for its complicated web of language contact phenomena
and its long-established genetic divisions. The 14 chapters in this volume
survey synthetic and analytic methods of subordination and coordination.
Much of the data reflect original fieldwork, and several chapters focus on
critically endangered languages. Nearly every family or isolate in North
Asia is taken into consideration, as are all major formal and functional
types of complex sentence formation.