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.
The study of compounds is currently at the center of attention in many
areas of both theoretical and applied linguistics. This volume brings
together contributions by experts involved in a wide range of such areas,
based on a large number of diverse languages – spoken and signed. The fact
that compound constructions are at the interface of the various components
of language – morphology, syntax, phonology, and semantics – makes them
ideal testing grounds for models of grammatical architecture, as seen in a
number of these chapters.
The breadth and depth of the coverage of topics, as well as the unified
bibliography, make this volume a basic reference source for those
interested in current theoretical as well as experimental approaches to
compounding, and thus to theoretical linguists as well as psycholinguists
and researchers in related fields of cognitive science.