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 detailed description of Kolyma Yukaghir, a seriously endangered language spoken by about 50 people in the northeast of Asiatic Russia. Based on extensive field materials and text records, it provides a thorough and richly exemplified description of all major components of Yukaghir grammar - phonology, morphology, and syntax, annotated sample texts, and a Yukaghir-English vocabulary. The book will be of interest for scholars of Uralic and Siberian languages, linguistic typology, and general linguistics.
From the contents:
1. Introduction 2. Kolyma Yukaghir and its speakers 3. Phonology 4. Parts of speech and inflectional paradigms 5. Nominal morphology 6. Verb morphology 7. Morphology of closed classes 8. Noun phrase and postpositional phrase 9. Syntax of the clause 10. Clause chaining 11. Subordination 12. Nominal predicates and grammatical Focus 13. Sentence types and negation 14. Coreference and discourse coherence