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.
The contributions of this thematic collection center around the typology of pronominal paradigms, the generation of syntactic and semantic representations for constructions containing pronouns, and the neurological underpinnings for linguistic distinctions that are relevant for the production and interpretation of these constructions. They come from different theoretical approaches and methodological backgrounds and take into account data from a wide range of Indoeuropean and non-Indoeuropean languages. Bringing together a cross-section of recent research on the grammar and representation of pronouns, the volume offers a kaleidoscope of studies united by the common topic of pronouns as a domain of language that exemplarily shows the interaction of different components responsible for computational (syntactic and semantic), lexical, and discourse-pragmatic processes.
Table of Contents
List of contributors vii•viii Preface ix Glossary xi Grammatical properties of pronouns and their representation: An exposition Heike Wiese and Horst J. Simon 1•21 Structuring the bundle: A universal morphosyntactic feature geometry Heidi Harley and Elizabeth Ritter 23•39 ‘We’ rules: The impact of an inclusive/exclusive opposition on the paradigmatic structure of person marking Michael Cysouw 41•62 Reference devices in Sinhala Neelakshi Chandrasena Premawardhena 63•83 Indefinite pronouns: Morphology and syntax in cross-linguistic perspective Helmut Weiss 85•107 Reference and representation of pronouns Klaus von Heusinger 109•135 The dynamics of syntax: Anaphora, relative pronouns and crossover Ruth Kempson and Wilfried Meyer-Viol 137•160 The third person pronoun in tripartite verbless clauses of umran Hebrew Jacobus A. Naudé 161•181 Pronominal nouns Phoevos Panagiotidis 183•203 Harmonic alignment and the hierarchy of pronouns in German Gereon Müller 205•232 Cortical reflections of two pronominal relations Maria Mercedes Piñango 233•252 Pronoun omission in Dutch and German agrammatic speech Esterella Roo 253•284 Language index 285•286 Subject index 287•292