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.
This monograph presents an experimental and theoretical inquiry into the
sentential form and variation in the prosodic structure of Catalan. The
section examines intonational phrasing across sentence forms, including SVO
structures with either nominal or sentential objects and structures
left- and right-dislocations. The results show variation in phrasing that
on syntactic factors and non-syntactic factors such as topic-hood and prosodic
binarity. The theoretical section uses Stochastic Optimality Theory to
variation and frequency distributions associated with the observed prosodic
patterns. Various syntactic and non-syntactic factors are represented by
alignment constraints, which play a major role in Catalan, and by constraints
that limit size and those that limit the overall amount of prosodic
study represents a combined approach to prosody and syntax and is of
particular relevance for theoretical and empirical linguists interested in the
relationship between these domains both in Catalan and other languages.