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.
Oberfläche und Performanz
Untersuchungen zur Sprache als dynamischer Gestalt
With surface and performance, this collected volume places two concepts
centre-stage which could be regarded as key terms for the object of
linguistics. At the same time, they delineate the field which the papers in
the volume sound out both theoretically and in empirical studies.
An introductory section containing methodological explorations of surface
and performance is followed by three thematically distinct sections. The
first main section contains papers examining surface and performance from
the aspect of order. A second block is concerned with understanding as a
quality of communication essential to the concept of language, and a third
section focuses on the concepts of mediality and medium. The volume
presents the proceedings of a conference held on Monte Verità
(Switzerland), which followed on epistemologically from an earlier
conference and the resultant collected volume (Linke/Ortner/Portmann:
Sprache und mehr. Ansichten einer Linguistik der sprachlichen Praxis.
Tübingen 2003). The present volume progresses the discussion of how the
object of linguistics is understood and demonstrates the innovative
potential of a linguistics oriented on the materiality of linguistic
surface structures and which explicitly sees its object as the dynamics and
communicative added value of linguistic performance.
published by Max Niemeyer Verlag, an imprint of Walter de Gruyter