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.
Of the 5000-odd languages in the world, about half are spoken by only a few people and are endangered. A large number of Australian Aboriginal languages are in this situation, but efforts are being made to maintain such languages and even to revive languages no longer in active use. In this volume we present descriptions of three languages with fewer than 200 speakers: Bunuba in the Kimberley district of Western Australia, Ndjebbana in central Arnhem Land, and Nganhcara on Cape York. Whatever the fate of these languages, the present descriptions will serve as a record of their current state and a resource for the future. Each description follows the standard Handbook format and the terminology is designed to make the data accessible to more than just a specialist readership. The volume also contains a survey of the way Australia's indigenous languages are being used today in education and the media.