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.
The two volumes of the Phonological Spectrum aim at giving a comprehensive overview of current developments in phonological theory, by providing a number of papers in different areas of current theorizing which reflect on particular problems from different angles. Volume I is concerned with segmental structure, and focuses on nasality, voicing and other laryngeal features, as well as segmental timing. With respect to nasality, questions such as the phonetic underpinning of a distinctive feature [nasal] and the treatment of nasal harmony are treated. As for voicing, the behaviour of voicing assimilation in Dutch is covered while its application in German is examined with an eye to its implications for the stratification of the German lexicon. In the final section of volume I, the structure of diphthongs is examined, as well as the treatment of lenition and the relation between phonetic and phonological specification in sign language.
Table of Contents
Nasal harmony in functional phonology
Reinterpreting transparency in nasal harmony
Can ‘phonological’ nasality be derived from phonetic nasality?
The role of phonology and phonetics in Dutch voice assimilation
Mirjam T.C. Ernestus
Final Devoicing and the stratification of the lexicon in German
The laryngeal effect in Korean: Phonology or phonetics?
Time, tone and other things
The diphthong dynamics distinction in Swabian: How much timing is there in phonology?
Depression in Zulu: Tonal effects of segmental features
Weakening processes in the Optimality Framework
Base joint configuration in Sign Language of the Netherlands: Phonetic variation and phonological specification
Onno Crasborn and Els van der Kooij