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 a selection of papers presented at the 7th
Chronos colloquium in Antwerp (2006). They specifically focus on issues
dealing with the categories of Aktionsart, aspect and tense, and the
possible relations between these categories, mainly in Germanic and Romance
languages. Some of the papers in this collection put the relation between
tense and modal meaning into focus, which was in fact the Antwerp
conference’s special topic. More in particular, the papers in this volume
deal with: non-state imperfectives in Romance and West-Germanic; aspectual
properties of French locative constructions; a new typology of
accomplishments and achievements; the compatibility of (im)perfective
aspect with negation; temporal properties of gerundive adjunct clauses in
Portuguese; the Present Perfective Puzzle; the multiple meanings of the
present perfect in the Germanic languages; modal uses of present and
non-present tenses in Dutch and French; the impossibility to use
‘perfective’ viewpoint tenses in conditional protases.
Tanja Mortelmans and Walter De Mulder: Introduction
Werner Abraham and Cláudio C. e C. Gonçalvez: Non-state imperfectives in
Romance and West-Germanic: How does Germanic render the progressive?
Maria Asnes: Aspectual symmetry between indirect locative and external
arguments: the French case
Fabienne Martin: Revisiting the distinction between accomplishments and
Matti Miestamo and Johan van der Auwera: Negation and perfective vs.
António Leal: Some semantic aspects of gerundive clauses in European Portuguese
Gerhard Schaden: Introducing the present perfective puzzle
Björn Rothstein: Why the present perfect differs crosslinguistically. Some
Karen Deschamps and Hans Smessaert: (Non)-modal uses of the present
indicative in Dutch legislation
Adeline Patard and Arnaud Richard: Attenuation in French simple tenses
Patrick Caudal: Towards a novel aspectuo-temporal account of conditionals