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.
Musik und Sprachprosodie [Music and Speech Prosody]
This study is the first to examine the prosodic structure of everyday sung
language and its relevance for language acquisition. Using extensive authentic
recordings in German, Russian and French, the author demonstrates how
language and music interact with each other and how singing promotes small
children's acquisition of language. The book provides far-reaching insights into
the interfaces of language and music, and is thus of interdisciplinary relevance.
In addition, it offers entry-points into language acquisition research, speech
therapy and language typology.