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.
This work is a contribution to the philosophy and history of
various sciences, including linguistics. It introduces and provides
examples of application of a new model of the structure and dynamics of
science, namely, the model of controversy spaces. In the case of
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linguistics or any of its branches. One of the case studies included in the
book undertakes such a task by focusing on the history of American
linguistics. Secondly, to provide a fresh, comprehensive look at the
present state of the field, its main features and trends. The notion of
"controversy space" and its associated notions provide a tool to achieve a
systematic description and ordering of the rich diversity of the debates going on
in the field.