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 annual "Going Romance" conference has developed into the major
European discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance
languages where current ideas about language in general and about Romance
languages in particular are tested. The twenty-third "Going Romance"
conference was a very special one: for the first time it was not hosted by one of
the Dutch universities, but was co-organized by the Radboud University
Nijmegen and the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis and held in France at the
Maison du Séminaire in Nice from 3-5 December 2009. The present volume
contains a broad range of peer-reviewed articles dealing with syntax, phonology,
morphology, semantics and acquisition of the Romance languages as well as
selected papers from the special workshop dealing with linguistic change in
relation to linguistic theory.