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.
What do you know, if you know that a language has ‘Object Verb’ structure
rather than ‘Verb Object’? Answering this question and many others, this
book provides an essential guide to the syntactic structure of German. It
examines the systematic differences between German and English, which
follow from this basic difference in sentence structure, and presents the
main results of syntactic research on German. Topics covered include the
strict word order in VO vs word order variation in OV, verb clustering,
clause union effects, obligatory functional subject position, and
subject-object asymmetries for extractions. Through this, a cross-model and
cross-linguistic comparison evolves, highlighting the immediate
implications for non-Germanic OV languages, and creating a detailed and
comprehensive description of the syntactic differences that immediately
follow from an OV type in contrast with a VO type like English. It will be
of interest to all those interested in syntax and Germanic languages.