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 is a fully integrated course book aimed at university students of English
in the German-speaking region. It presents a staged and clearly developed
introduction to the theory of pronunciation combined with a wealth of
transcription exercises and an accompanying CD. The book requires no prior
knowledge of linguistics. From the outset, it explains key concepts in easy-
to-understand language, highlights key terms in the text for easy review, and
gives translations of many of the terms into German. Additionally, a glossary
provides students with a handy quick reference. The transcription exercises
guide students from exploratory tasks to basic transcription to the more
demanding transcription of natural dialogue, and all exercises are supplied
with annotated solutions. The book is carefully divided into lessons and
exercises which can be managed in 12 two-hour classes, leaving enough
time for review and examination in a university term of 14 weeks or more.
In this second edition, the book has been thoroughly revised and adapted for
better readability and increased consistency in the use of terminology.