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 articles assembled in "Semblance and Signification" explore linguistic
and literary structures from a range of theoretical perspectives with a view to
understanding the extent, prevalence, productivity, and limitations of iconically
grounded forms of semiosis. With the complementary examination of large
theoretical issues, extensive corpus analysis in several modern languages such
as Italian, Japanese Sign Language, and English, and applied close studies
across a range of artistic media, this volume brings a fresh understanding of the
cognitive underpinnings of iconicity. If primary and secondary modelling
systems are rarely studied in tandem, it is clear from this volume that their
fruitful juxtaposition yields striking insight into the cognitive concerns that
pervade current semiotic research.