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.
This monograph presents a theory of ellipsis licensing in terms of Agree
and applies it to several elliptical phenomena in both English and Dutch.
The author makes two main claims: The head selecting the ellipsis site is
checked against the head licensing ellipsis in order for ellipsis to occur,
and ellipsis - i.e., sending part of the structure to PF for
non-pronunciation - occurs as soon as this checking relation is
established. At that point, the ellipsis site becomes inaccessible for
further syntactic operations. Consequently, this theory explains the
limited extraction data displayed by ‘Dutch modals complement ellipsis’ as
well as British English do: These ellipses allow subject extraction
out of the ellipsis site, but not object extraction. The analysis also
extends to phenomena that do not display such a restricted extraction, such
as sluicing, VP ellipsis, and pseudogapping. Hence, this work is a step
towards a unified analysis of ellipsis.