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.
Cognitive Linguistics and Non-Indo-European Languages
This book applies the theory of Cognitive Linguistics to the analysis of a variety of grammatical phenomena in Non-Indo-European languages. In previous studies of languages from Non-Indo-European families, Cognitive Linguistics has been remarkably useful in explaining non-prototypical structures as well as more common ones. The book expands that effort into a new set of families and languages.
FROM THE CONTENTS:
Eugene H. Casad and Gary B. Palmer Introduction - Rice taboos, broad faces and complex categories
South America: uechua Rick Floyd: Completion, comas, and other 'downers': observations on the Wanka directional suffix -lpu
Central America: Uto-Aztecan
Eugene H. Casad: Speakers, context, and Cora conceptual metaphors
David H. Tuggy: Reduplication in Nahuatl: Iconicities and paradoxes
North America: Salish
David Beck Conceptual autonomy and the typology of parts of speech in Upper Necaxa Totonac and other languages
ASIA AND WESTERN PACIFIC RIM
AUSTRONESIAN / HAWAIIAN
Kennneth William Cook Hawaiian 'o as an indicator of nominal salience
Rodolfo R. Barlaan Animism exploits linguistic phenomena
Gary B. Palmer The Tagalog prefix category PAG-: Metonymy, polysemy, and voice
THAI Douglas Inglis: Conceptual structure of numeral classifiers in Thai Kingkarn Thepkanjana A cognitive account of the causative/inchaoative alternation in Thai Margaret Ukosakul Conceptual metaphors motivating the use of Thai 'face' Jordan Zlatev Holistic spatial semantics of Thai
CHINESE Ning Yu The bodily dimension of meaning in Chinese: What do we do and mean with "hands"
JAPANESE AND KOREAN Kaoru Horie What cognitive linguistics can reveal about complementation in non-IE languages Case studies from Japanese and Korean Satoshi Uehara Zibun reflexivization in Japanese: a Cognitive Grammar approach
EUROPE:FINNISH Mari Siiroinen: Subjectivity and the use of Finnish emotive verbs
COMPARISONS AND CONTRASTS Foong Ha Yap and Shoichi Iwasaki From causatives to passives: A passage in some East and Southeast Asian languages