In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...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.
Presents five articles about phonology, indicative verb structure, tone patterns of nominals, major syntactic structures, and folk tale features of Doyayo.
Represents research on the Doyayo language using a descriptive linguistic approach. Doyayo is spoken by 15,000 people and belongs to the Duru group of the Adamawa-Eastern language family in northern and northwestern Cameroon. This volume makes collected data available to the academic community and the Doyayos to contribute to the ongoing study of their language.
Elisabeth and Marinus Wiering arrived in Poli, northhern Cameroon in 1971 and began their linguistic research under a cooperative agreement between SIL International and the Federal University of Cameroon.