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.
Note: This is the re-issue of a previously published book.
John Anderson and Colin Ewen, two of the most notable exponents of
'dependency phonology', present in this book a detailed account of this
integrated model for the representational of segmental and suprasegmental
structure in phonology. Dependency phonology departs from traditional
'linear' models of phonology, and the more recent non-linear models of
autosegmental and metrical phonology, in several respects. Unlike in these
models, suprasegmental structure is derived directly from the segmental
representations, and these representations are based on single-valued
features, or components (rather than Chomsky and Halle-type binary
features), linked by the dependency relation to form suprasegmental
structures, with the exact nature of the dependency relations being
directly determined by the properties of the segmental structure. Phonology
is currently noteworthy for the diversity of views within the discipline,
but no linguist or phonetician with a serious interest in phonology can
afford to ignore this book or fail to be interested by it.