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.
"Washback" refers to the influence of language testing on teaching and
learning. This volume, at the important intersection of language testing
and teaching practices, presents theoretical, methodological, and practical
guidance for current and future washback studies. It provides an overview
of the complexity of washback and the various contextual factors entangled
within testing, teaching, and learning and presents empirical studies from
around the world that offer insights into the effects of washback in
specific educational contexts and models of research on which future
studies can be based.
"Washback in Language Testing: Research Contexts and Methods" is a valuable
resource for those who are interested in the application of findings to
actual teaching and learning situations or conduct washback research in
their own contexts, including educational and psychological testing
experts, alternative assessment people in all fields, and policy- and
decision-makers in educational and testing organizations.