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 book is an inquiry into the meaning of the English lexical item 'earth' (as well as semantically related words such as 'soil', 'land', 'ground' etc.) understood as the totality of its senses within the relevant conceptual domain (EARTH). This follows Ronald Langacker's conception of a network model (a part of his Cognitive Grammar), which in the book is complemented with Catherine Fuchs's idea of semantic space. Word meaning, thus, is seen as a conceptual and dynamic entity resulting from three interdependent factors: (1) its semantic potential (i.e. the whole conceptual domain it may potentially evoke); (2) its relationship with sematically related words; and (3) its contextual modifications. Because of this dynamicity, word meaning "arises" in texts and can only be specified with some approximation, in terms of intra- and intercategorial tensions, rather than being fixed and stable. A number of contexts are analyzed in order to show how the meaning of 'earth' arises and fluctuates in certain areas within the conceptual domain EARTH and the conceptual-semantic space at large. ordering information: http://press.umcs.lublin.pl this is only in Polish: click the image, then OFERTA WYDAWNICZA, then SZUKAJ ('search') and type in either Glaz in 'Autora' field or the title in the 'Tytul' field') or: Marketing Department of the publisher: tel./fax: +48 81 537 53 02 (fax in English should work) (or contact the author in case of difficulty: firstname.lastname@example.org)