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.
Phraseology in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching
This book addresses the key role of phraseology in second language
acquisition and instruction. It is divided into three main sections:
Extracting and Describing Phraseological Units investigates the role
played by native and learner corpora in the extraction and description of
multiword units, two initial and crucial steps in informing language
pedagogy; Learning Phraseological Units deals with the learning
aspect, an oft-neglected yet essential dimension of phraseology in
second/foreign language pedagogy, this section also addresses issues in new
literacies; and Recording and Exploiting Phraseological Units focuses on pedagogical tools, notably monolingual and bilingual
dictionaries and textbooks. This stimulating collection presents cutting
edge research in the field and identifies major avenues for future
theoretical and applied work. It is of particular relevance to researchers
and teachers interested in the patterned nature of language.