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 chapters in this collected volume illuminate the dynamic success story
of English corpus linguistics over the past few decades. The book is
organised in three parts. The chapters in Part I set the scene by addressing
fundamental issues such as the balance between automated and manual
analyses, and the urgent call for more communication and collaboration
across subjects and research areas. The studies in Part II highlight patterns
in Present-day English from a cross-linguistic perspective, and identify and
analyse stylistic trends in recent English. Part III is devoted to aspects of the
rich variation and long-term change characteristic of early English.
Two themes cut across the chapters in the book. One of them is the
impressive volume and diversity of digitised material available for English
corpus linguists today and the issues that arise for researchers wishing to
combine different data sources in their analyses. The other theme concerns
the benefits that advances made in English corpus linguistics may offer to
Merja Kytö: Introduction.
'Setting the scene'
Anne Curzan: The electronic life of texts: insights from corpus linguistics for
all fields of English.
Charles F. Meyer: Textual analysis: from philology to corpus linguistics
'Focus on Present-day and recent English'
Stig Johansson: Cross-linguistic perspectives.
Geoffrey Leech, Nicholas Smith and Paul Rayson: English style on the
move: variation and change in stylistic norms
in the twentieth century.
'Focus on early English'
Laurel J. Brinton: Historical pragmatics and corpus linguistics: problems and
Claudia Claridge: ‘Upon these 'Heads' I shall discourse’: lexicographical and
corpus evidence for senses and phrases.
Thomas Kohnen: Prayers in the history of English: a corpus-based study.
Ian Lancashire: Semantic drift in Shakespeare, and Early Modern English full-
Matti Rissanen: Corpora and the study of the history of English.
Elizabeth Closs Traugott: The status of onset contexts in analysis of micro-