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.
Their Identification and Description in Linguistic Theories
This book offers a systematic account of syntactic categories - the building
blocks of sentences and the units of grammatical analysis - and explains
their place in different theories of language. It sets out and clarifies the
conflicting definitions of competing frameworks which frequently make it hard
or impossible to compare grammars.
Gisa Rauh describes the history and nature of traditional and contemporary
accounts and definitions of grammatical categories. She explains their
properties and use in generative, cognitive, and functional theories, and
considers their function in language typology. She distinguishes between the
cognitive functions of categories that relate to traditional parts of speech and
serve to structure a language's lexicon; and those which determine the
syntactic behaviour of the linguistic items they specify.
Professor Rauh illustrates her account with a wide range of examples. Her
clear and balanced exposition will be welcomed by students and scholars in
all branches of linguistics as well as by those in related subjects such as
computational science and the philosophy of language.