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 study explores the field of EFL (English as a foreign language)
classroom learning within a formal learning institution. Drawing on
theories and methods from various disciplines, this book explores the
question which has been frustrating language teachers: why do so many
students remain reticent and anxious in language class?
Based on a large-scale survey and a more focused case study, the book
argues persuasively that reticence and anxiety in formal EFL classrooms are
important factors in determining the outcome of language learning. By means
of a triangulated research method, this book examines various aspects of
reticence and anxiety in EFL classroom learning situations. The author
analyses causes and consequences, differences in terms of gender and
proficiency level, and coping strategies.
EFL classroom - Oral English Lessons - Participation and Anxiety in Formal
Classroom Learning Situation - A Triangulated Method of Collecting and
Analyzing Data - A Communication Model in Formal Classroom Learning
Situation - A foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Model in Formal Classroom