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.
Palgrave Studies in Professional and Organizational Discourse
Professional Encounters in TESOL investigates the developing discourses of
English Language teachers in a variety of international contexts. By
analysing how professional development takes place through participation in
professional discourse, the chapters shed light on what teachers do and why
they do it.
The book is organised in four sections, reflecting the stages in an English
language teacher’s career: ‘Starting Out’ focuses on initial teacher
training, ‘Becoming Experienced’ looks inside their classroom, ‘New
Horizons’ shifts the perspective to the professional development of
experienced teachers, and ‘Passing on Knowledge’ investigates the
discourses of experienced teachers as they contribute to the professional
development of their peers. Each section is followed by reflections on the
chapters written by a teacher from an international context at the
particular stage in their professional development reflected in the section.
The book should have particular appeal to all those working in the area of
teacher development and will also be of interest to practising teachers.