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.
Serial Verb Constructions in Austronesian and Papuan Languages
This volume of new work explores the nature of verb serialisation in a
range of languages from the Pacific region – both Austronesian and
non-Austronesian. Serial verbs can be described linguistically as a
sequence of verbs which behave as a single complex predicate. A particular
focus of this book is the detailed examination given by most authors to the
relationship of such uniclausal linguistic structures with the real world
notion of eventhood. The book also makes a valuable addition to the
description and analysis of serial verb constructions from the Pacific, a
region which has generally been under-represented in cross-linguistic
discussions of verb serialisation. The book will appeal to syntacticians
and typologists as well as to Austronesianists and Papuanists.
Contributors: Louise Baird, John Bowden, Volker Heeschen, David Mead,
Andrew Pawley, Ger Reesink, Miriam van Staden, Catharina Williams-van
Klinken, and Scott Youngman.