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 papers in this volume address core areas in contemporary Arabic linguistics: syntax, phonology, and variation studies. The papers in the syntax sections address different topics from the perspective of the Minimalist Program (Chomsky 1995) and subsequent work. The topics in this section are adverbs and adjectives, resumptive pronouns, gapping and VP deletion, and the morphosyntax of reciprocals. The phonology section consists of a contribution on coarticulation effects of uvular(ized) segments, and of a paper on pharyngealization and uvularization within the framework of Optimality Theory. The sociolinguistics papers in the third section of the volume represent three important lines of inquiry: discourse level variation, stylistic variation, and diachronic variation. Contents: Layers in the Distribution of Arabic Adverbs and Adjectives and Their Licensing: Abdelkader Fassi Fehri; The Unoptionality of Resumptive Pronouns: The Case of Moroccan Arabic: Abdessalam Elomari; Gapping and VP Deletion in Moroccan Arabic: Ibtissam Kortobi; Implicit Reciprocals in Standard Arabic: Mark S. LeTourneau; Gradient Uvularization Spread in Ammani-Jordanian Arabic: Bushra Adnan Zawaydeh; Optimized Postvelar Harmony in Palestinian Arabic: Kimary N. Shahin; Reported Speech in Arabic Journalistic Discourse: Ahmed Fakhri; Gender in Linguistic Variation: The Variable (q) in Damascus Arabic: Jamil Daher; Literary Arabic and Early Hijazi: Contrasts in the Marking of Definiteness: David Testen.