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.
Some twenty years ago it was widely believed that nothing much happened to
the English language since the beginning of the eighteenth century. Recent
research has shown that this is far from true, and this book offers an
introduction to a period that forms the tail end of the standardisation
process (codification and prescription), during which important social
changes such as the Industrial Revolution are reflected in the language.
Late Modern English is currently receiving a lot of scholarly attention,
mainly as a result of new developments in sociohistorical linguistics and
corpus linguistics. By drawing on such research the present book offers a
much fuller account of the language of the period than was previously
possible. It is designed for students and beginning scholars interested in
Late Modern English.
The volume includes:
*A basis in recent research by which sociolinguistic models are applied to
earlier stages of the language (1700-1900)
*A focus on people as speakers (wherever possible) and writers of English
*Research questions aimed at acquiring skills at working with important
electronic research tools such as Eighteenth Century Collections Online
(ECCO), the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and the Oxford Dictionary of
National Biography (DNB)
*Reference to electronically available texts and databases such as Martha
Ballard's diary, the Proceedings of the Old Bailey and Mrs. Beeton's Book
of Household Management.
An Introduction to Late Modern English is available in North America from
Columbia University Press.