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 papers in this volume in honor of Sandra Annear Thompson deal with complex sentences, an important topic in Thompson’s career. The focus of the contributions is on the ways in which the grammatical properties of complex sentences are shaped by the communicative context in which they are produced, an approach to grammatical analysis that Thompson pioneered and developed in the course of her distinguished career.
Table of Contents
Introduction Joan L. Bybee and Michael Noonan vii-viii Main clauses are innovative, subordinate clauses are conservative: Consequences for the nature of constructions Joan L. Bybee 1-17 Participles in Tsez: An emergent word class? Bernard Comrie 19-30 Mini-grammars of some time-when expressions in English Charles J. Fillmore 31-59 Denial and the construction of conversational turns Cecilia E. Ford 61-78 On the embodied nature of grammar: Embodied being-in-the-world Barbara A. Fox 79-99 The symmetry of counterfactuals John Haiman and Tania A. Kuteva 101-124 Note on the grammar of Turkish nominalizations Pelin Engin Hennesy and T. Givón 125-144 Hendiadys and auxiliation in English Paul J. Hopper 145-173 ”Sentence” in spontaneous spoken Japanese discourse Shoichi Iwasaki and Tsuyoshi Ono 175-202 Some issues concerning the origin of language Charles N. Li 203-221 Are subordinate clauses more difficult? Carol Lord 223-233 Combining clauses into clause complexes: A multi-faceted view Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen 235-319 Overwrought utterances: “Complex sentences” in a different sense Emanuel A. Schegloff 321-336 Publications by Sandra A. Thompson 337-345 Name index 351-355 Subject index 357-363