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.
Preface Leonie Cornips and Paula Fikkert v Contributors vi Articles Participle fronting in Bulgarian as XP-movement Hans Broekhuis and Krzysztof Migdalski 1–12 Forked modality Lisa L.-S. Cheng and Rint Sybesma 13–23 Cylinders, planes, lines and points: Suggestions for a new conception of the handshape parameter in sign languages Onno Crasborn 25–32 A note on conversion in Dutch and German Jan Don 33–44 Particle verbs in early Middle English: The case of up Marion Elenbaas 45–57 This is a yes/no-question? Judith Haan and Vincent J. van Heuven 59–70 Patterns of segmental modification in consonant inventories: Contrastive vs. redundant systems and phonology vs. phonetics Frans Hinskens and Jeroen van de Weijer 71–81 Sentence processing theories and the position of complex constituents in Dutch texts Frank Jansen 83–92 An acoustic study of standard Dutch /v/, /f/, /z/ and /s/ Mikhail Kissine, Hans Van de Velde and Roeland van Hout 93–104 The acquisition of Negative Concord: The case of pas...non plus Erica van Lente 105–115 Verpleegsters, ambassadrices and masseuses: Stratum differences in the comprehension of Dutch words with feminine agent suffixes Anneke Neijt, Robert Schreuder and R. Harald Baayen 117–127 The realisation of final schwa in NK loanword phonology Sang Jik Rhee 129–140 Constraints on post-lexical processes in Dutch Eddy Ruys and Mieke Trommelen 141–153 Positions of parentheticals and interjections: A corpus-based approach Carla Schelfhout, Peter-Arno Coppen and Nelleke Oostdijk 155–166 The structure of Dutch /au/ Francine Swets and Marc van Oostendorp 167–176 ‘Syntactic ergativity’ in Dyirbal and Balinese Mario van de Visser 177–188 Weird polarity indefinites in French Evangelia Vlachou 189–200 Three-dimensional grammar Mark de Vries 201–212 Mutual intelligibility of Chinese, Dutch and American speakers of English Hongyan Wang and Vincent J. van Heuven 213–224