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.
Designed specially for postgraduate TESOL and Applied Linguistics students, Innovations in English Language Teaching provides the reader with both the necessary theoretical perspectives and the practical tools for analysing and understanding how ELT classroom curricula can be analysed, developed and evaluated. The specially commissioned and classic texts included in this book place curriculum change in a philosophical framework but also explores the political and institutional considerations. A series of case studies are provided which highlight both the role of the teacher in curriculum innovation and the various processes of planning and implementation. In the final section, the texts deal with the crucial question of how to evaluate changes to the curriculum and the syllabus.