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.
A volume of studies in natural language semantics which brings together
work by philosophers, logicians and linguists. The main topics treated are:
quantification and reference in natural language; the relations between
formal logic, programming languages and natural language; pragmatics and
discourse meaning; surface syntax and logical meaning. The volume derives
from a colloquium organised in 1973 by the Kings College Research Centre,
Cambridge and the papers have been edited for publication by Professor
Keenan. It is hoped that the collection will make available some of the
best work in this fast-moving field and will stimulate further progress by
juxtaposing the different approaches and interests represented here.