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.
A Catalogue of Dictionaries, Vocabularies, Grammars, and Alphabets
Born in Ireland, William Marsden (1754–1836) was a pioneer in the study of
oriental languages, in particular those of modern-day Malaysia and
Indonesia. At the age of seventeen he joined his elder brother to work for
the East India Company in Sumatra, and began researching the languages of
the East Indies. He moved to London in 1779 and became associated with its
scientific and academic circles, attending meetings of the Royal Society
and becoming a friend of Sir Joseph Banks. This gave him access to
vocabularies compiled by naval officers, and these, combined with his own
observations, allowed him to produce the pioneering works that made his
reputation. (His History of Sumatra and Dictionary of the Malayan Language
are also reissued in this series.) First
published in 1796, this work helped to fuel the growing interest in
languages and philology at the turn of the nineteenth century.