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.
Most of the time we communicate using language without considering the
complex activity we are undertaking, forming words and sentences in a split
second. This book introduces the analysis of language structure, combining
both description and theory within a single, practical text. It begins by examining
words and parts of words, and then looks at how words work together to form
sentences that communicate meaning. Sentence patterns across languages are
also studied, looking at the similarities and the differences we find in how
languages communicate meaning. The book also discusses how context can
affect how we structure our sentences: the context of a particular language and
its structures, the context of old and new information for us and our
addressee(s), and the context of our culture.