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.
This collection of articles presents a variety of approaches to central phenomena in South Slavic syntax and semantics, with an informal introduction by the editors on South Slavic clause structure. Phenomena addressed (treated partly on a language specific basis, partly comparative) include: the structure of the functional field, verb fronting, clitic placement, conjunctions, noun phrase structure, possessives, agreement, and aspectual phenomena. Contributions: Wayles Browne: Vsjako nacalo e trudno; Andrew Caink: Against 'Long Head Movement'; Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova & Giuliana Giusti: Possesssors in the Bulgarian DP; Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova & Lars Hellan: The clausal structure of South Slavic; Iliyana Krapova: The system of auxiliaries in Bulgarian; Nedzad Leko: Functional categories and the structure of DP in Bosnian; Ljiliana Progovac: Conjunction doubling and 'Avoid Conjunction Principle'; Maria Luisa Rivero: Verb movement and economy; Ivanka P. Schick: On the contrast relation in the Balkan languages in comparison to Russian and German; Jindrich Toman: On clitic [dis]placement; Henk Verkuyl: Tense, aspect, and aspectual composition.