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 this book leading scholars address the issues surrounding the
syntax-phonology interface. These principally concern whether the
phonological component can influence syntax and if so how far and in what
ways: such questions are a prominent component of current work on the
biolinguistics of speech production and reception. The problematic
relationship between syntax and phonology has long piqued the interest of
syntacticians and phonologists: the connections between sound and structure
have played a key role in generative grammar from its inception, initially
relating to focus and the prosodic marking of constituent structure and
more recently to word-order constraints. This book advances this work in a
series of critical and interlinked presentations of the latest thinking and
research. In doing so it draws on data from a wide range of languages,
evidence from disordered language, and related work in language acquisition.