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 concept of theory of mind (ToM), a hot topic in cognitive psychology
for the past twenty-five years, has gained increasing importance in the
fields of linguistics and pragmatics. However, even though the relationship
between ToM and verbal communication is now recognized, the extent,
causality and full implications of this connection remain mostly to be
explored. This book presents a comprehensive discussion of the interface
between language, communication, and theory of mind, and puts forward an
innovative proposal regarding the role of discourse connectives for this
interface. The proposed analysis of connectives is tested from the
perspective of their acquisition, using empirical methods such as corpus
analysis and controlled experiments, thus placing the study of connectives
within the emerging framework of experimental pragmatics.