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.
"Tonal accents in Norwegian: Phonology, morphology and lexical
specification" breaks from the traditional and contemporary analyses of
word accent in North Germanic with the goal of providing a more simplex and
unified morphophonological analysis of word accents in North Germanic. It
gives the facts of accent distribution in Standard East Norwegian,
discusses how three of the more recent and most important analyses of
accent assignment in Norwegian and Swedish deal with these facts and
provides an alternative analysis. Given that many Accent 1 words are loans,
the book also discusses how loanword incorporated in East Norwegian and
other North Germanic dialects and the question of why loans predominantly
bear Accent 1.
Although the focus of the book is word accent assignment in Standard East
Norwegian, it also refers to Central Swedish and Old Norse. In this way, it
accounts for many aspects of accent assignment, the true nature of which
might have gone undetected had only one of the North Germanic language been
taken into consideration.
The book also dedicates one chapter to the phonetics of the tonal contrast.
Addressing the question of how perceptually salient the tonal contrast is.