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.
This book is the first collection of studies on an important yet under-investigated
linguistic phenomenon, the processing and production of head-final syntactic
structures. Until now, the remarkable progress made in the field of human
sentence processing had been achieved largely by investigating head-initial
languages such as English. The goal of the present volume is to deepen our
understanding by examining head-final languages and offering a comparison of
those results to findings from head-initial languages. This book brings together
cross-linguistic investigations of languages with prominent head-final structures
such as Basque, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, and Hindi. It will inform
readers of linguistics with both theoretical and experimental backgrounds, as it
provides accounts of previous studies, offers experimentally-based theoretical
discussions, and includes experimental stimuli in the original languages.