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.
In our modern society with its increasing differentiation in culture and
media, language and speech are also confronted with new demands and
contexts for their use. In the new media, text and image become
increasingly closely interwoven, and what were traditionally thought to be
firm boundaries between the material forms of language - between speech and
writing - appear as increasingly fluid. The volume deals with the diversity
of manifestations of our language and its intermedial relations with other
forms of communication, including images, body language, sounds, and music.