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.
Reader in the History of Aphasia-From Franz Gall to Norman Geschwind
The study of language and the brain is heavily dependent on work of the early aphasiologists, and those wanting to be acquainted with the discipline will come across frequent references to these classic authors. This collection brings together seminal publications by 19th- and 20th-century neurologists concerned with the relationship between language and the brain. The book includes biographical sketches of the authors discussed, and bibliographies of their relevant publications.
Texts by: Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) [Claus Heeschen]; Paul Broca (1824-1915) (Paul Eling]; Carl Wernicke [1848-1905] (Antoine Keyser]; Henry Charlton Bastian (1837-1915) [John C. Marshall]; John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911) [Bento P. M. Schulte]; Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) [O.R. Hommes); Jules Dejerine (1849-1947) [W. O. Renierl; Pierre Marie (1853-1940) [Yvan Lebrun]; Amold Pick (1851- 1924) [A.D.Friederici]; Henry Head (1861-1940) (Patrick Hudson]; Kurt Goldstein (1878-1965) [Ria de Bleser]; Norman (Geschwind (1926-1984) [Mary-Louise Kean].