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.
A Journey Through Austronesian and Papuan Linguistic and Cultural Space
The papers in this volume have been presented to Andrew K. Pawley in honour
of his extensive work on Austronesian and Papuan languages and cultures.
They cover a wide range of topics, from language description to historical
linguistics and from archaeology and population genetics to the
anthropology of performance and the typology of poetic meter. The book
provides a fascinating snapshot of current work across the fields of
Austronesian and Papuan linguistics and culture history and the papers in
it will be important reading for anyone working in these fields.