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.
Language is spoken at a particular time, in a particular place, by a
particular person; and certain words, the deictic terms, can only be fully
defined by recourse to this extra-linguistic context. Consequently many
linguists considered deixis as something peripheral in the working language
and its central importance in what Quine has called the ontogenesis of
reference has only recently been recognised. In these studies Dr. Tanz
investigates children’s acquisition of the deictic distinctions involved in
the (single) personal pronouns, the spatial terms in back of and in front
of, the verbs come and go, the demonstratives and the locatives here and
there. Her experimental work leads to a number of important methodological
insights and is the basis of a broad discussion of semantic development. In
particular, she evaluates a number of current influential hypotheses,
notably those of H. Clark and E. Clark. The volume will be of interest to
psychologists and linguists and particularly to researchers in child language.