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.
This volume presents the largest and most comprehensive dictionary to date for any language of the Tibeto-Burman 'hill peoples' of Nepal. Of the 10,000 ethnic Chantyals living in the Myagdi and Baglung districts of Nepal, about 2,000 speak the Chantyal language, a member of the Tamangic group within the Bodic division of Tibeto-Burman. The dictionary is primarily based upon data collected in the villages of Mangale Khani and Chawra Khani. The entries contain etymologies and examples in context drawn mostly from recorded conversations and narratives. Most example sentences are keyed to published texts so that the user can examine the item in discourse context. Aside from the large English-Chantyal dictionary, the volume contains a Chantyal-English index keyed to the English-Chantyal dictionary, a set of five texts, a set of detailed kinship diagrams, and a short grammatical sketch.