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.
"Introductory Phonetics and Phonology of English" attempts to give a
practical guide to the learner in all ramifications of theoretical and
practical uses of the phonetics and phonology of the English language.
Useful suggestions and tips were also given on how to do it yourself to
overcome the terror of the sounds of English. An attempt was also made to
give detailed information on the workings of the prosodic features of
English. This was especially necessary, as they remain, largely, the most
confounding aspect of the English language to the average Nigerian speaker
The distinctive phonological features of the English sounds were also
painstakingly discussed to help make the identification and description of
the sounds of English even more interesting and accessible. The discussion
on the phonological tendencies of the sounds of the English language is
meant to help the reader see the English sounds as functional entities that
go beyond the theoretical descriptions of their articulatory processes in
This book thus serves as a useful introductory text. If the success of the
first edition is anything to go by, it is obvious that many students at
both undergraduate and postgraduate levels have found the book a helpful
guide into understanding and mastering the phonetics and phonology of
English. Moreover, certificate class students of the secondary school level
have also found the many segmental and suprasegmental examples very
practical and helpful to their mastery of the English phonetics.