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 topic of this collection is argument structure. The fourteen chapters
in this book are divided into four parts: Semantic and Syntactic Properties
of Event Structure; A Cartographic View on Argument Structure; Syntactic
Heads Involved in Argument Structure; and Argument Structure in Language
Acquisition. Rigorous theoretical analyses are combined with empirical work
on specific aspects of argument structure. The book brings together authors
working in different linguistic fields (semantics, syntax, and language
acquisition), who explore new findings as well as more established data,
but then from new theoretical perspectives. The contributions propose
cartographic views of argument structure, as opposed to minimalistic
proposals of a binary template model for argument structure, in order to
optimally account for various syntactic and semantic facts, as well as data
derived from wider cross-linguistic perspectives.