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.
Punjabi is the language of the Punjab - the land of five rivers - of
northern India and Pakistan. Primarily written in three distinct scripts, a
unique feature of the language is that, along with Lahanda and the Western
Pahari dialects, it is the only modern Indo-European language spoken in
South-East Asia which is tonal in nature. It is recognised as one of the
several national languages of India and Pakistan, and approximately
forty-five million people speak Punjabi as either a first or second language.
This Descriptive Grammar accounts for the linguistic and sociolinguistic
properties of Punjabi and Lahanda/Multani. It explores the standard
language, giving a comprehensive account of syntax, morphology and
phonology. With a descriptive, typological and cognitive examination of the
language, this is a comprehensive and authoritative description of modern
Punjabi . This volume will be invaluable to students and researchers of
linguistic theory and practice.