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.
Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.
Babies are not born talking, they learn language, starting immediately from
birth. How does this process take place? When do children master the skills
needed for using language successfully? What stages do they go through as
they learn to understand and talk? Do the languages they learn affect the
way they think? This new edition of Eve Clark's highly successful textbook
focuses on children’s acquisition of a first language, the stages of
development they go through, and how they use language as they learn. It
reports on recent findings in each area covered, includes a completely new
chapter on the acquisition of two languages and shows how speech to
children differs by social class. Skilfully integrating actual data with
coverage of current theories and debates, it is an essential guide to
studying language acquisition for those working in linguistics,
developmental psychology and cognitive science.