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.
Georgian has sometimes been described as a language that is ‘totally
irregular’, where the notions of ‘subject’, ‘object’ and ‘indirect object’
have no relevance. Although it is often cited in work on general
linguistics, language universals and language typology, no systematic
account of the syntax of this morphologically complex language has been
available for Western linguists. Dr. Harris’s work fills this important
need, and indeed her book provides one of the best and most thorough
studies available in English of the syntax of a non-Indo-European language.
Working in the framework of relational grammar - a framework that is
attracting great interest - Dr. Harris shows that Georgian does have
constructions found in better-known languages, and the study of individual
languages to the development of linguistic theory.