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.
A Volume in the ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
"CALL Research Perspectives" creates a foundation for the study and
practice of computer-assisted language learning and provides an overview of
ways to conceptualize and to conduct research in CALL. Its core assumptions
are that all approaches to research have a place, and that researchers,
teachers, and students all have a role to play in the study of
computer-enhanced language learning.
This is not a how-to-do-research text. Written by top researchers in the
field, it offers an open-ended view of what educators need to know and be
able to do to answer questions that they have. It is intended to be easy to
read, to provide resources for readers to explore the ideas further, and to
be non-prescriptive in presenting suggestions for CALL research.