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.
Each of the contributions in this volume expresses in some way the hope that it is possible to achieve an integrity of linguistics, understood as a science of man, in its psychological, sociological, pragmatic and cultural context. The first section focuses on the history of language study, the second section on the integrative description of facets of language, and the last section on the need for the study of language in context.
Contributions by: Wolfgang Kühlwein; Ljubisa Rajic; László Dezso;
Dubravko Skiljan; W. Keith Percival; E.F.K. Koerner;
Wayles Browne; Milka Ivic; Jacek Fisiak and Camiel Hamans;
Olga Miseska Tomic; Anders Ahlqvist; Peter H. Nelde and
Peter J. Weber; Rudolf Filipovic; Albina Necak Luk;
George Thomas; Dunja Jutronic; Damir Kalogjera.