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.
Proto-Japanese is the reconstructed language stage from which all later
varieties of Japanese, including Ryukyuan, descend. It has been studied
both as an end in itself (as the genetic code of the Japanese language) and
as part of endeavors to clarify the genetic affiliation of Japanese. Based
on the state of the field, especially as represented in Samuel E. Martin's
seminal work The Japanese Language ThroughTime (1987), this
volume singles out key areas in the reconstruction of proto-Japanese where
salient progress has been or promises to be made since Martin.
Contributions were invited from scholars working on the following areas:
segmental phonology, use of dialect evidence, accent, morphology, and
syntax. While the book first of all presents new research which advances
our understanding of proto-Japanese, it also gives an overview over the
state of the art in the field and its main issues.