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.
Arabic Grammar and Qur’ānic Exegesis in Early Islam
In this volume the author examines the origins of Arabic linguistics on the
basis of the earliest Qur’ānic commentaries (1st half of the 8th century
A.D.). The material used includes both edited texts and manuscript
Various chapters analyze the exegetical methods of the early commentators
(such as Muqātil and Muḥammad al-Kalbī) and their use of grammatical
terminology. These data are compared with the earliest grammatical
treatises (Such as Sābawayhi and Farrā’).
The material presented here constitutes an important source of evidence for
the development of linguistic thinking in Islam and the origin of the
grammatical schools of Basra and Kufa.