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 present volume contains 43 papers presented at the 2009 issue of the
conference GALA -- Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, held in
Lisbon. The volume contains a very wide and rich range of topics,
reflecting the immense quality of the event: the acquisition of languages
from different families is studied; comparisons between acquisition of L1,
L2 and atypical language development are made; all areas of language
development are explored (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics,
lexicon, pragmatics and interactions between components).
The proceedings of GALA are an unavoidable reference for those interested
in Language Acquisition, Language Development and Child Language.