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.
Cognitive-functional perspective on bilingualism.
Unexplored issues such as gender systems, synergic concepts, context and
Focus both on the structure and functioning of the bilingual cognitive system
Bidirectional influence between language channels through the common
underlying conceptual base.
This work has a uniquely cognitive-functional perspective on bi-lingualism.
This means that it makes a clear distinction between real world and
projected world. Information conveyed by language must be about the
projected world. Both the experimental results and the systematic claims in
this volume call for a weak form of whorfianism. The authors examine too
some relatively unexplored issues of bilingualism, such as, among others,
gender systems in the bilingual mind, synergic concepts, and ontological