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 Phoneme, first published in 1950, is now not only a standard work on
its subject but comprises Daniel Jone’s major and final expression of his
theoretical attitudes. This is a reissue of the third edition (1967), which
includes the appendix on the history and meaning of the term phoneme. It
sets out in detail the author’s conclusions about the nature and function
of the phoneme, illustrating them from over 40 languages. The book
continues to represent for the historian of language an important landmark
in the development of linguistics.