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.
This edition begins with an examination of the foundations of articulatory and
acoustic phonetics, moves on to the basic principles of phonology, and ends
with an outline of some further issues within contemporary phonology. Varieties
of English, particularly Received Pronunciation and General American, form the
focus of consideration, but aspects of the phonetics and phonology of other
languages are discussed as well.
This new edition includes more discussion of Optimality Theory and a new
glossary of terms. It has been updated throughout to take account of the latest
developments in phonological theory, but without sacrificing the book's ease of
use for beginners.