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
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The Structure of Coordination
Conjunction and Agreement Phenomena in Spanish and Other Languages
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 57
This book analyzes the structure of coordination from two perspectives: the symmetrical properties the construction imposes on its conjuncts, and how conjuncts interact with other categories outside coordination with respect to agreement and other grammatical phenomena. It focuses on data from Spanish as this language is characterized by its rich pattern of overt agreement between the subject and the verb, between nouns and adjectives, and also between clitics and lexical DP objects and indirect objects. + It offers a simple, unified theory of coordination within current syntactic frameworks + It provides a succinct summary of the main analysis of coordination, highlighting the most important generalizations they have made + It proposes explicit analyses for long-standing problems in issues of coordination + It provides a detailed description of agreement patterns in different languages (primarily Spanish), and the connection between agreement and word order + It presents a detailed account of the connection between switch-reference and coordination Audience: This volume is of interest to professionals in the field of linguistics and related fields (cognitive science, philosophy of language)