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.
This extremely up-to-date book, "Speech Production and Second Language
Acquisition" is the first volume in the exciting new series, "Cognitive
Science and Second Language Acquisition." This new volume provides a
thorough overview of the field and proposes a new integrative model of how
L2 speech is produced.
The study of speech production is its own subfield within cognitive
science. One of the aims of this new book, as is true of the series, is to
make cognitive science theory accessible to second language acquisition.
"Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition" examines how research
on second language and bilingual speech production can be grounded in L1
research conducted in cognitive science and in psycholinguistics.
Highlighted is a coherent and straightforward introduction to the bilingual
lexicon and its role in spoken language performance.
Like the rest of the series, "Speech Production and Second Language
Acquisition" is tutorial in style, intended as a supplementary textbook for
undergraduates and graduate students in programs of cognitive science,
second language acquisition, applied linguistics, and language pedagogy.