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 contributions making up this volume in honor of Eloise Jelinek are written from a formalist perspective that deals with stereotypically functionalist questions about language. Jelinek's pioneering work in formalist syntax has shown that autonomous syntax need not exist in a vacuum. Her work has highlighted the importance of incorporating the effects of discourse and information structure on the syntactic representation. This book aims to invoke Jelinek's work either in substance or spirit. The focus is on Jelinek's influential Pronominal Argument Hypothesis as an "non-configurational" language; the influence of discourse-related interface phenomena on syntactic structure; the syntactic analysis of the grammaticalization; interactions between morphology, phonology and phonetics; and foundational issues about the link between formal grammar and function of language, as well as the methodological issues underlying the different approaches to linguistics.
Table of contents
Contributors vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction: Formalizing Functionalism Andrew Carnie and Heidi Harley 1–8 Part I: The Pronominal Argument Hypothesis 9 On the significance of Eloise Jelinek’s Pronominal Argument Hypothesis Kenneth L. Hale 11–43 Categories and pronominal arguments Emmon Bach 45–49 Doubling by Agreement in Slave (Northern Athapaskan) Keren Rice 51–78 uasi objects in St’át’imcets: On the (semi-)independence of Agreement and Case Henry Davis and Lisa Matthewson 79–106 Agreement, dislocation, and partial configurationality Mark C. Baker 107–132 Part I: Interfaces 133 Multiple multiple questions Molly Diesing 135–153 Attitude evaluation in complex NPs Lynn Nichols 155–164 Topic-Focus articulation and degrees of salience in the Prague Dependency Treebank Petr Sgall, Eva Hajičová and Eva Buráňová 165–177 Word order and discourse genre in Tohono O’odham Colleen M. Fitzgerald 179–189 The prosody of interrogative and focus constructions in Navajo Joyce McDonough 191–206 Subject number agreement, grammaticalization, and transitivity in the Cupeño verb construction Jane H. Hill 207–226 Lexical irregularity in OT: DOT vs. Variable Constraint Ranking Diana Archangeli 227–244 Rapid perceptibility as a factor underlying universals of vowel inventories Natasha Warner 245–261 Part I: Foundational issues 263 Argument hierarchies and the mapping principle Eloise Jelinek and Andrew Carnie 265–296 Focus movement and the nature of uninterpretable features Simin Karimi 297–306 Merge D. Terence Langendoen 307–318 Phonotactics and probabilistic ranking Michael Hammond 319–332 Deconstructing functionalist explanations of linguistic universals Thomas G. Bever 333–352 References 353–369 Name index 371 Subject index 373