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.
Cognitive Linguistics is not a unified theory of language but rather a set of
flexible and mutually compatible theoretical frameworks. Whether these
frameworks can or should stabilize into a unified theory is open to debate. One
set of contributions to the volume focuses on evidence that strengthens the
basic tenets of CL concerning e.g. non-modularity, meaning, and embodiment.
A second set of chapters explores the expansion of the general CL paradigm
and the incorporation of theoretical insights from other disciplines and their
methodologies – a development that could lead to competing and mutually
exclusive theories within the CL paradigm itself. The authors are leading experts
in cognitive grammar, cognitive pragmatics, metaphor and metonymy theory,
quantitative corpus linguistics, functional linguistics, and cognitive psychology.
This volume is therefore of great interest to scholars and students wishing to
inform themselves about the current state and possible future developments of