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.
Please Note: This is a new version of a previously announced text.
The book is devoted to linguistic and phonetic analysis of some undescribed
and endangered languages. It collects the Proceedings of the international
conference on “Undescribed and endangered languages: the preservation of
linguistic diversity” held in University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy), on
September 29, 2005. Papers are by Roberto Ajello (Pisa), Amedeo De
Dominicis (Viterbo), Maurizio Gnerre (Napoli), Antonino Melis (N’Djamena).
It will appeal to linguists, phoneticians and phonologists as a
contribution to the debate it discusses and it will be welcomed by a wide
range of students and researchers as an ideal overview of recent works.