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.
Why Writing Matters
Issues of access and identity in writing research and pedagogy
This book brings together the work of scholars from around the world - UK,
Pakistan, US, South Africa, Hungary, Korea, Mexico - to illustrate and
celebrate the many ways in which Roz Ivanič has advanced the academic
study of writing. Focusing on writing in different formal contexts of
education, from primary through to further and higher education in a range
of national contexts, the twenty one original contributions in the book
critically engage with theoretical and empirical issues raised in
Ivanič's influential body of work. In their exploration of writers'
struggles with the demands of dominant literacy the authors significantly
extend understandings of writing practices in formal institutions.
Organized around three themes central to Ivanič's work - creativity
and identity; pedagogy; and research methodologies - the twelve chapters
and nine personal and scholarly reflections reveal the powerful ways in
which Ivanič's work has influenced thinking in the field of writing
and continues to open up avenues for future questioning and research.