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.
The study of the Hebrew language in Protestant Europe initiated the
development of modern philology. Christian theology and Jewish tradition
fostered Christian Hebraism, which functioned as a catalyst for many
subjects in the humanities. This volume presents the results of a
conference held in Wittenberg in October 2002. It evaluates the history of
Christian Hebraism, from Jewish grammatical works up to the Hebrew training
of Protestant missionaries. Prominent figures like Ludwig Geiger and
Hermann L. Strack as well as different centres of Hebrew learning from
Basel to Groningen are described in detail in fourteen essays. They focus
on the influence of Humanism, Kabbalah and the renewed discussions about
the philosophical works of Maimonides.