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.
Note: This is the second edition of a previously published book.
This textbook is a systematic and accessible introduction to the lexicology
of modern English. Lexicology is the branch of linguistics that studies all
aspects of the vocabulary of a particular language. The book provides an
account of the sources of modern English words and studies the development
of vocabulary over time. It examines:
*What are words?
*Where do English words come from?
*How are words made up?
*How do words 'mean'?
*How are words used?
*How can words be investigated?
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throughout. Lists of exercises and figures, summaries of content at the
beginning of each chapter, a revised list of suggestions for further
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