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.
Why are girls outperforming boys in literacy skills in the Western
education system today? To date, there have been few attempts to answer
this question. Literacy and Gender sets out to redress this state of
affairs by re-examining the social organization of literacy in primary
In studying schooling as a social process, this book focuses on the links
between literacy, gender and attainment, the role school plays in producing
social difference and the changing pattern of interest in this topic both
within the feminist community and beyond. Gemma Moss argues that the reason
for girls’ relative success in literacy lies in the structure of schooling
and in particular the role the reading curriculum plays in constructing a
hierarchy of learners in class. Using fine-grained ethnographic analysis of
reading in context, this book outlines methods for researching literacy as
a social practice and understanding how different versions of what counts
as literacy can be created in the same site.