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.
"[This book] gives us strategies for bringing life back to school; it
allows us to think creatively about connecting instruction to the lives of
children who have not been well-served…. and it gives us hope for educating
a generation that can change the status quo, that will build the America we
have yet to see…. the one that made that as-yet-unfulfilled promise of
‘liberty and justice for all.’"
-Lisa Delpit, From the Foreword
Toward a Literacy of Promise examines popular assumptions about literacy
and challenges readers to question how it has been used historically both
to empower and to oppress. The authors offer an alternative view of
literacy – a "literacy of promise" – that charts an emancipatory agenda for
literacy instructional practices in schools. Weaving together critical
perspectives on pedagogy, language, literature, and popular texts, each
chapter provides an in-depth discussion that illuminates how a literacy of
promise can be realized in school and classrooms. Although the major focus
is on African American middle and secondary students as a population that
has experienced the consequences of inequality, the chapters demonstrate
general and specific applications to other populations.