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.
Dans une perspective d'histoire sociolinguistique, ce livre analyse les conditions qui permirent au français picard d'occuper une place centrale dans la culture écrite des trois derniers siècles du Moyen Âge. Langue de la création littéraire, de l'administration et de la régulation sociale, le picard fut utilisé jusqu'en régions néerlandophones. Sa maîtrise à l'écrit s'appuyait sur un enseignement dans les écoles urbaines du Nord ; les villes en furent d'ailleurs le principal foyer de rayonnement.
Taking a historical sociolinguistic perspective, this book analyses the conditions which allowed the French of Picardie to occupy a central place in the written culture of the last three centuries of the Middle Ages.