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 book that develops an understanding of practices at the very centre of
language education - the classroom. It is written for postgraduate students
in Applied Linguistics and Education, and practitioners, whether in TESOL
or other language teaching. In Part 1 the author explores key concepts in
unpacking the complexity of classroom life. In Part 2 existing research and
practice are examined through a series of research case studies. Part 3
provides a template for research activity and suggestions for projects and
methodologies, and Part 4 collects resources for readers keen to follow up
the themes developed in the book.