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.
The starting point for this collection is a chapter by Dick Allwright on
the language learning and teaching classroom experience entitled 'Six
Promising Directions in Applied Linguistics'. The other distinguished
contributors respond to this discussion with their own interpretations and
from their own experience. The collection problematizes prescription,
efficiency, and technical solutions as orientations to classroom language
learning. Complexity and idiosyncrasy, on the other hand, are recognized as
central concepts in a move towards centralizing teachers' and learners' own
understanding of 'classroom life', in the contexts of language learning,
adult literacy education and language teacher education.