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.
Set in the rapidly changing world of the contemporary United Arab Emirates
and bringing together detailed linguistic analysis with cutting edge social
theory, this book explores the development of the first cohort of students
to complete a new Bachelor of Education in English language teaching,
theorizing the students' learning to teach in terms of the discursive
construction of a teaching identity within an evolving community of
practice. Both a study of the influence of issues such as gender and
nationalism in language teacher education in the Middle East, as well as of
the power of discourse and community in shaping identity, this book will be
of relevance to anyone working in teacher education as well as to those
with an interest in theorizations of discourse and identity.