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 ninth volume in Professor M.A.K. Halliday's collected works is
dedicated to the subject of language and education. Professor Halliday sums
up the scope of language education under the following five headings:
mother tongue education; second language learning; multilingual societies;
contexts of language education; and educational linguistics. In addition to
the previously unpublished 'Applied Linguistics as an Evolving Theme'
(2002) originally presented by Professor Halliday on the occasion of his
being awarded the first Gold Medal by the International Association of
Applied Linguistics (AILA), this volume contains another nineteen papers
covering a comprehensive breadth of topics in language and education
addressed by Professor Halliday over the course of his career. The chapters
cover language development, language teaching, multilingualism, functional
variation in language, and the place of linguistics in education.