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.
Papers in Laboratory Phonology V: Language Acquisition and the Lexicon
Papers in Laboratory Phonology V sets two new themes: language acquisition
and lexical representation. Contributors tackle the central problem of what
constitutes a possible word in generative phonology, employing contemporary
approaches such as Optimality Theory, connectionism, and stochastic
grammars. Several papers integrate the issues of lexical representation and
language acquisition by undertaking to explain the organization of the
adult phonological system as the end product of the acquisition process.
This timely collection will be of interest to a wide range of researchers
in phonetics, phonology, psycholinguistics, and the study of speech disorders.