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.
Linguistics and hermeneutics are often regarded as two mutually exclusive
scholarly disciplines. Recent decades, however, have witnessed the rise of
linguistic approaches that take meaning back to the heart of their inquiry
and can be fruitful for textual interpretation. This book applies the
insights of two such approaches, i.e. functional grammar and cognitive
semantics, to the study of Biblical Hebrew with a specific focus on Job
12-14. The result is two-fold. The study offers a detailed linguistic
analysis, providing many new insights in the linguistic peculiarities of
the text and Biblical Hebrew in general. Moreover, it proposes a fresh
exegetical reading of Job’s longest and central speech in the book.