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.
Immersion, a relatively new approach to bilingual education, orginated in
Canada. It uses the target language as a medium of instruction in order to
achieve "additive bilingualism"-- a high level of second language
proficiency added to normal development in the L1. The wide range of
languages and purposes now served by immersion worldwide is illustrated by
case studies of thirteen programs presented and discussed in this book.
The introductory chapter defines immersion education theory and practice
and shows how this approach differs from other forms of bilingual education.