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.
Based on fieldwork carried out in a Mayan village in Guatemala, this book
examines local understandings of mind through the lens of language and
culture. It focuses on a variety of grammatical structures and discursive
practices through which mental states are encoded and social relations are
expressed: inalienable possessions, such as body parts and kinship terms;
interjections, such as 'ouch' and 'yuck'; complement-taking predicates,
such as 'believe' and 'desire'; and grammatical categories such as
mood, status and evidentiality. And, more generally, it develops a
theoretical framework through which both community-specific and
human-general features of mind may be contrasted and compared. It will be
of interest to researchers and students working within the disciplines of
anthropology, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy.