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.
Psycholinguistics is an interdisciplinary science that covers topics both
from psychology and linguistics. This textbook is written for future
linguists who are interested in expanding their area of expertise and for
psychologists who are not familiar with linguistics. The author deals with
the following topics: history of psycholinguistics, child speech, speech
production, speech perception, text as an object of psycholinguistics, and
experiments in psycholinguistics. The author has also added to this
edition: a description of forensic psycholinguistics (including analysis of
expertise on hate language), the problem of identification of personality
by speech (including distance profiling on the basis of written text and
oral speech) and problems of manipulation by speech. The book has a
multitude of examples both in English and Russian. It has 420 pages.
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