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 volume features current linguistic theories, focused on understanding in communication, elaborated in modern Russian linguistics. The problems of understanding in verbal communication highlighted from the positions of various disciplines: linguistics, psychology, pedagogics, cultural and political studies, computer science. It sums up the discussions held at the interdisciplinary conferences /Understanding by Communication, held in Russia in 2003-2012. What makes the volume unique is that it offers ideas that accentuate the paradigms that significantly differ from those are being in the focus of / cultivated in European linguistic schools or American grammatical traditions. The volume is meant as a comprehensive introduction to East European linguistic thought which might be interesting to western Europe-based paradigms, and promotes the views that may boost new perspectives in linguistic research. The book is interesting for language researchers and teachers and for those who intends to get more information about modern trends in linguistics and psychology in Central Europa and Russia.