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.
Current and New Directions in Discourse and Dialogue
This volume is unique in its breadth of coverage on key topics in the field from a variety of leading researchers. In one volume, readers gain exposure to several perspectives in the areas of corpus annotation and analysis, dialogue system construction; as well as theoretical perspectives on communicative intention, context-based generation, and modelling of discourse structure.
In this book you will find high quality articles representing current and new directions in discourse and dialogue with an emphasis on Dialogue Systems; Corpora and Corpus Tools; and Semantic and Pragmatic Modelling of Discourse and Dialogue. The majority of the articles included come from the most outstanding papers presented at the 2nd SIGdial workshop on Discourse and Dialogue held in conjunction with Eurospeech 2001. The contents are supplemented with four invited papers from internationally recognized researchers in discourse and dialogue.
Audience: researchers and practitioners in dialogue and discourse processing.