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.
1. Phonology (S. Bird) 2. Morphology (H. Trost) 3. Lexicography (P. Hanks) 4. Syntax (R. Kaplan) 5. Semantics (S. Lappin) 6. Discourse (A. Ramsey) 7. Pragmatics and Dialogue (G.Leech and M.Weisser) 8. Formal grammars and languages (C. Martin-Vide) 9. Complexity (B. Carpenter)
Part II. Processes, methods and resources
10. Text segmentation (A. Mikheev) 11. POS tagging (A.Voutilainen) 12. Parsing (J. Carroll) 13. Word-sense disambiguation (M. Stevenson and Y.Wilks) 14. Anaphora resolution (R. Mitkov) 15. Natural Language Generation (J.Bateman and M. Zock) 16. Speech recognition (L. Lamel and J.L. Gauvain) 17. Text-to-speech synthesis (T. Dutoit and Y. Stylianou) 18. Finite-state technology (L. Karttunen) 19. Statistical methods (C. Samuelsson) 20. Machine Learning (R. Mooney) 21. Lexical knowledge acquisition (Y. Matsumoto) 22. Evaluation (L. Hirschman and I. Mani) 23. Sublanguages and Controlled Languages (R. Kittredge) 24. Corpora (T. McEnery) 25. Ontologies (P.Vossen) 26. Tree adjoining grammars (A. Joshi)
Part III. Applications
27. Machine translation: general overview (J. Hutchins) 28. Machine translation: latest developments (H. Somers) 29. Information retrieval (E.Tzoukermann, J. Klavans and T. Strzalkowski) 30. Information extraction (R. Grishman) 31. uestion answering (S. Harabagiu and D. Moldovan) 32. Text summarisation (E. Hovy) 33. Term extraction and automatic indexing (C. Jacquemin and D. Bourigault) 34. Text data mining (M. Hearst) 35. Natural language interaction (I. Androutsopoulos and M. Aretoulaki) 36. Natural language in multimodal and multimedia systems (E. Andre) 37. NLP in computer-aided language learning (J. Nerbonne) 38. Multilingual on-line NLP (G. Grefenstette and F. Segond)
Notes on contributors Glossary Index of authors Subject index