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 Phonetics of Russian is intended to help those studying Russian to
pronounce the language well, and to give students of general phonetics a
knowledge of the phonetic system of Russian. In addition it serves as a
reference book on Russian pronunciation. On its publication in 1969 it replaced
The Pronunciation of Russian by Trofimov and Jones. The book provides a
straightforward outline of the necessary general phonetic theory and the system
of transcription and contains a precise description of the way in which the
sounds of Russian are articulated, and how they are affected by the
neighbouring sounds. The fundamentals of Russian intonation are described and
there is a chapter of passages for practice in Russian pronunciation in which the
phonetic transcriptions include accents marking both tone and stress. The
Russian text and the English translation of the passages are provided.
Throughout the book constant attention is paid to the problems of the learner
and advice given for mastering the sounds.