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.
Due to its theoretical and educational significance within the language
learning process, the study of L2 motivation has been an important area of
second language acquisition research for several decades. Over the last few
years L2 motivation research has taken an exciting new turn by focusing
increasingly on the language learner’s situated identity and various
self-perceptions. As a result, the concept of L2 motivation is currently in
the process of being radically reconceptualised and re-theorised in the
context of contemporary notions of self and identity. With contributions by
leading European, North American and Asian scholars, this volume brings
together the first comprehensive anthology of key conceptual and empirical
papers that mark this important paradigmatic shift.