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.
Originally published in 1970, this is a descriptive linguistic analysis of the
grammar of modern Igbo. The analysis, based primarily on material gathered
from two native speakers, one from Owerri Province and the other from
Umuahia Province, is presented in the framework of the transformational
model developed by Noam Chomsky. The grammar is a practical attempt to
apply some of the advances in theoretical linguistics to a little-known
language. There is no other grammar of Igbo in existence which presents a
comprehensive descriptive analysis of the underlying and surface systems of
the syntax and phonology of the language. The book will be useful for
linguists as an example of the application of the transformational model to an
exotic language. It will be of interest to specialists in African studies for the
insights gained and the data presented from an important African language.