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 book discusses the morpho-syntactic Balkan Sprachbund features in nine
languages in which they are most numerous. It contains a wealth of Balkan
linguistic material, collected from both the existing literature sources
and from the author's own field work. Rather than making parallel lists of
convergent phenomena, the author focuses on displaying similarities and
differences in the representation of the most widely acknowledged Balkan
Sprachbund morpho-syntactic features and their interaction with other
features in the structure of the DP or the sentence of individual
languages. The book stands at the intersection of traditional and formal
linguistics. The use of a minimally technical terminology allows for a
cross-framework accessibility of the data.
The book will be of interest to researchers and students working in the
fields of comparative linguistics and Macedonian, Bulgarian,
Serbo-Croatian, Romanian, Megle-no-Romanian, Aromanian, Albanian, Modern
Greek and Balkan Romani languages.