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.
Online Communication in Language Learning and Teaching
Online Communication in Language Learning and Teaching offers theoretical
and practical as well as research perspectives for approaching technologies
that support online communication for language learning. Examining tools
such as forums, chats, audio and visual real-time platforms as well as
virtual worlds and mobile devices, and reviewing the literature that deals
with such tools in use in educational settings, the authors identify key
theoretical issues (e.g. pedagogic developments in online language
learning, learning theories, teacher and student experience, assessment)
and offer a thorough appraisal of the potential benefits and challenges of
learning and teaching a language via these technologies. The authors talk
directly and practically to teachers about research issues of relevance to
them and suggest do-able small-scale projects, as well as providing an
extensive annotated collection of online resources.