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.
'Linguistics for Clinicians' provides an introduction to linguistic
analysis in the clinical context. The book draws on a range of linguistic
theories and descriptions, equipping readers with a conceptual toolkit that
will enable them to:
· Analyze data systematically, taking into account different types of
· Pick out significant patterns that can give them clinically relevant cues
· Build explicit arguments to back up their observations and hypotheses.
· Select relevant linguistic items for assessment and therapy tasks.
Analytical tips are included to anticipate and deal with common problems of
clinical application. Extensive exercises further illustrate the use of
linguistic concepts in data analysis and task construction. Linguistics for
Clinicians is primarily a linguistics textbook for students and teachers in
clinical courses. It is also a useful resource for practicing clinicians,
psycholinguistics students and researchers in language impairments.
This title is distributed in the United States by Oxford University