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 collection of papers brings together contributions from experts in
functional linguistics and in Construction Grammar approaches, with the aim
of exploring the concept of construction from different angles and trying
to arrive at a better understanding of what a construction is, and what
roles constructions play in the frameworks which can be located within a
multidimensional functional-cognitive space. At the same time, the volume
has a historical dimension, for instance in plotting the developments which
led to recent models. The book is organised in three sections: the first
deals with particular theoretical issues, the second is devoted to the
recent Lexical Constructional Model, and the third presents a number of
analyses of specific constructions. The volume thus makes an important
contribution to the ongoing debate about the relationship between
functionalist and constructionist models.