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.
Research on students in kindergarten to grade 12 is analyzed to provide
this review of scientific research on the learning outcomes of students
with limited or no proficiency in English in U.S. schools. The primary
chapters of the book focus on these students' acquisition of oral language
skills in English, their development of literacy (reading & writing) skills
in English, instructional issues in teaching literacy, and achievement in
academic domains (i.e., mathematics, science, and reading). The book
provides a unique set of summary tables that supply details about each study.