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.
Teacher Collaboration and Talk in Multilingual Classrooms
This volume looks at the interactions of collaborating teachers in
multilingual classrooms and how these impact on what counts as knowledge in
the secondary school classroom. It also looks at how policy statements and
ideologies around multilingualism position teachers and learners in
particular ways. A linguistic ethnographic approach is taken in the study,
which considers the discourses of whole class and small group teaching and
learning. Chapters consider the relation between different languages,
different pedagogues and different teacher identities in the secondary
school classroom. The book documents how a policy of inclusion is played
out in practice.
"This highly topical book offers a critical analysis of collaboration
between English as an additional language (EAL) teachers and subject
teachers in schools. Angela Creese raises important questions about how
issues of power and positioning affect the implementation of educational
policy for bilingual children, and about how diversity is viewed in English
schools. This excellent book will be of immense value to teachers,
researchers and policy-makers." Dr Adrian Blackledge, Senior Lecturer,
School of Education, University of Birmingham.