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.
Construction Grammar is enthusiastically embraced by a growing group of
linguists who find it a natural way to formulate their analyses. But so far there is
no widespread formalization of construction grammar with a solid computational
implementation. Fluid Construction Grammar attempts to fill this gap. It is a fully
operational computational framework capturing many key concepts in
construction grammar. The present book is the first extensive publication
describing this framework. In addition to general introductions, it gives a number
of concrete examples through a series of linguistically challenging case studies,
including phrase structure, case grammar, and modality. The book is suited
both for linguists who want to know what Fluid Construction Grammar looks like
and for computational linguists who may want to use this computational
framework for their own experiments or applications.