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.
While cognitive linguists are essentially in agreement on both the
conceptual nature and the fundamental importance of metonymy, there remain
disagreements on a number of specific but, nevertheless, crucial issues.
Research questions include: Is metonymy a relationship between “entities”
or “domains”? Is it necessarily referential? What is meant by the claim
that metonymy is a “stand-for” relationship? Can metonymy be considered a
mapping? How can it be distinguished from “active zones” or “facets”? Is it
a prototype category? The ten contributions of the present volume address
such core issues on the basis of the latest research results. The volume is
unique in being devoted exclusively to the delimitation of the notion of
metonymy without ignoring points of divergence among the various
contributors, thus paving the way towards a consensual conception of