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 study presents an original and penetrating analysis of the complex
problems surrounding the automatic generation of natural language text.
Laurence Danlos provides a valuable critical review of research in this
important and increasingly active field and goes on to describe a
theoretical model that is thoroughly grounded in linguistic principles. The
model emphasises the semantic, syntactic and lexical constraints that must
be dealt with when establishing a relationship between meaning and form and
it is consideration of such linguistic constraints that determines Danlos’
generation algorithm. The book concludes with a description of a generation
system based on this algorithm which produces texts in several domains and
also a system for the synthesis of spoken messages from semantic
representation. The book is a significant addition to the literature on
text generation and will be of particular interest to all computational
linguists and AI researchers who have wrestled with the problem of