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 book presents unique literature in a minority ethnolect - the Germanic dialect of Wilamowice in southern Poland. The manuscripts, written at the beginning of the 20th century, were discovered in 1989. The book contains full versions of several texts written by Florian Biesik, who decided to create a literary standard for Wilamowicean in order to prove its non-German, but possibly Anglo-Saxon, Dutch, Flemish, or Frisian origin. Thus it presents both the dialectal literature and the most important elements of the local culture during the final stage of its extinction.
From the Contents:
1. Preliminaries 2. Wilamowice as a linguistic enclave 3. Origin of the ethnolect 4. Literature in Wilamowicean 5. Florian Biesik 6. Florian Biesik's texts 7. Orthographic and phonetic issues 8. Grammatical issues 9. Lexical semantics 10. Language archaisms and dialectisms 11. Ethnolinguistic issues