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.
Unlike clinical neurolinguistics, theoretical neurolinguistics is concerned with the problems of compatibility and the linking of linguistic, neurpsychological and philosophical research which is necessary for the understanding of pathological cases concerning language. Keeping this in mind, the author successively presents the basic principles of Guillaumien linguistics, a series of classical data of the neuropsychology of aphasia and a philosophical conception of the relationship between thought and language (the same as that developed by Merleau-Ponty). This book is indispensible reference work for linguists, neuropsychologists and philosophers who are interested in the biological aspects of human language.
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