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.
With this book, the author explores the syntax of negative sentences,
tracing fine-grained contours of the linguistic variation and offering a
detailed cartographic representation of the distribution of negative markers.
The goal is to show the existing tension in Language between the variable
surface realization of negation and its stable logical representation. In
order to solve this tension and to unify the interpretation of negative
sentences, a mapping operation, LF-Negation Raising, is proposed.
Verbal arguments related to negation such as n-words, negative quantifiers
and negative polarity items will be also considered, in order to derive
negative concord phenomena from the inner semantics of nominal constituents.