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 Modern Egyptian Dialect of Arabic
A Grammar with Exercises, Reading Lessons and Glossaries
Originally published in 1895, the aim of this book was to provide the reader with
a guide to the contemporary spoken Arabic of Egypt, with special reference to
the speech of Cairo and its neighbourhood. The greater part of the text provides
the reader with the basic grammatical structure of the language. Additionally,
there is a concise introduction explaining the different varieties of spoken Arabic
in their relationship with Classical Arabic. Reading exercises and a sizeable
glossary are contained towards the end of the text. This book will be of value to
anyone with an interest in Arabic and the history of linguistics.