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.
The articles of this collection cover a wide range of formal syntactic and
semantic phenomena. The focus is on a broad array of developmental
syntactic phenomena, including topics in Argument Structure and
Clause-Internal Syntax, the DP Domain and Learning Theory. In total,
the contents of the volume illustrate ways in which theoretically
informed linguistic research can explain language behavior in terms
that are motivated on independent grounds and point towards new
research opportunities to test theoretical claims about the adult model of
grammar. The contributions of this volume are inspired by or related to
the scholarship of Nina Hyams, whose dedication to rigorous,
theoretically-informed research on language is well represented here.