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.
Language is recognized as an instrument of communication and thought. Under
the shadow of prevailing investigation of language as a communicative means,
its function as a tool for thinking has long been neglected in empirical
vis-à-vis philosophical discussions. Language manifests itself differently
there is no interlocutor to communicate and interact. How is it similar and
does it differ in these two situations--communication and thought?
in Japanese and English analyzes experimentally-obtained soliloquy data in
Japanese and in English and explores the potential utility of such data for
delving into this uncharted territory. It deals with five topics in which
from discourse of an addressee is particularly relevant and significant.
derived from Japanese: the sentence-final particles ne and yo,
deixis and anaphora, gendered speech, linguistic politeness; the fifth
topic is the
use of the second person pronoun you in soliloquy in English.