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 way we say the words we say helps us convey our intended meanings.
Indeed, the tone of voice we use, the facial expressions and bodily
gestures we adopt while we are talking, often add entirely new layers of
meaning to those words. How the natural non-verbal properties of utterances
interact with linguistic ones is a question that is often largely ignored.
This book redresses the balance, providing a unique examination of
non-verbal behaviours from a pragmatic perspective. It charts a point of
contact between pragmatics, linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science,
ethology and psychology, and provides the analytical basis to answer some
important questions: How are non-verbal behaviours interpreted? What do
they convey? How can they be best accommodated within a theory of utterance