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.
From the perspective of Cognitive Semantics and Conceptual Metaphor Theory,
this collection of papers looks at the relationship between language, body,
culture, and cognition. In particular, it looks into the embodied nature of
human language and cognition as arising from and situated in the cultural
environment. The papers in this collection all attempt to demonstrate, from
different angles, the language-body connections that may reflect, to some
extent, the mind-body connections as manifested in the interaction between
the body and the physical and cultural world. They study language in a
systematic way as a window into the human mind. As a collection of papers
that focuses on the study of Chinese with a comparative viewpoint on
English, it sheds light on the bodily basis of human meaning and
understanding in particular cultural contexts.