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 volume presents a selection of contributions from the week-long Cyprus
Syntaxfest in 2006, which brought together research in syntax by several
respected and prolific theoretical linguists from all over the world.
During the six days of the Syntaxfest, work from a variety of viewpoints in
modern generative grammar was presented, and the research discussed and
debated followed diverse methodological paths, with the thematic focus on
left peripheries in linguistic structures and (their) interface interpretation.
The current collection of expanded versions of selected research presented
at the Cyprus Syntaxfest reflects a wide variety of approaches to these
topics; it also provides a glimpse of the rich sample of cross-linguistic
data that informed the discussions of syntactic peripheries and their
interface interpretation. It offers eleven studies on clausal and nominal
left-peripheral phenomena and their (role in) interpretation in a variety
of typologically unrelated languages. More significantly, the contributions
collected here underscore the by now established importance and theoretical
interest of studying the edge of constituents, whether phasal or not. In
every chapter, the blueprint of a general interpretive hierarchy driving
and constraining syntax is also retraced throughout.