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 work is comprised of a set of papers focussing on the extreme
polysynthetic nature of the Eskaleut languages which are spoken over the
vast area stretching from Far Eastern Siberia, on through the Aleutian
Islands, Alaska, and Canada, as far as Greenland. The aim of the book is to
situate the Eskaleut languages typologically in general linguistic terms,
particularly with regard to polysynthesis. The degree of variation from
more to less polysynthesis is evaluated within Eskaleut (Inuit-Yupik vs.
Aleut), even in previously insufficiently explored domains such as
pragmatics and use in context - including language contact and learning
situations - and over typologically related language families such as
Athabascan, Chukotko-Kamchatkan, Iroquoian, Uralic, and Wakashan.