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.
Possessors, Predicates and Movement in the Determiner Phrase
This volume presents a cross-section of current research on the internal
syntax of 'Determiner Phrases` (DPs), with special emphasis on the analysis
of DPs modified by genitival, adjectival and other non-finite attributes.
Possessors, Predicates and Movement in the DP illustrates clearly the
ongoing debate over older and more recent approaches to the syntax of DPs
in particular in the wake of the minimalist program (Chomsky 1995) and
Kayne's antisymmetry hypothesis (Kayne 1994). The relative theoretical
coherence among the contributions permits detailed comparison of specific
syntactic proposals, providing a solid basis for further debate. Several of
the papers address the syntactic questions in parallel with related
semantic or morphological issues. The value of this collection to the study
of Universal Grammar is also underlined by its comparative bias. Analyses
of Germanic, Romance and Balkan languages figure prominently, and a number
of new empirical generalizations within and between languages are discussed.