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.
One of the most striking trends across linguistic research in recent years has
been the examination of the interfaces between the various subcomponents of
the language faculty. Yet, approaches to these interfaces across different
theoretical frameworks differ substantially. This volume pulls together research
into Morphology and its interfaces from researchers employing a variety of
different theoretical and methodological perspectives: Morphology is a diverse
field, and rather than aiming to collect works sharing a particular approach or
framework of assumptions, this collection instead captures the diversity and
provides an overview of the state of the research field while also addressing
particular empirical phenomena with up-to-date analyses. The articles collected
provide case studies from a diverse variety of languages revealing properties of
the interfaces that morphology shares with syntax, semantics, phonology, and
the lexicon, while the volume's inclusive cross-theoretical approach will serve to
introduce readers to the findings of alternative frameworks and methodologies.