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.
Corpus-Based Approaches to English Language Teaching
Corpus-Based Approaches to ELT presents a compilation of research exploring
different ways to apply corpus-based and corpus-informed approaches to
English language teaching.
Starting with an overview of research in the field of corpus linguistics
and language teaching, various scenarios including academic and
professional settings, as well as English as International Language, are
described. Corpus-Based Approaches to ELT goes on to put forward several
chapters focusing on error analysis using learner corpora and comparable
native speaker corpora. Some of these chapters use translations and their
original sources, while others compare the production of learners from
different L1 in multilingual learner corpora. Also presented are new tools
for corpus processing: a query program for parallel corpora, and the
provision of tools to implement pedagogical annotation. The last section
discuss the challenges and opportunities that multilayered and multimodal
corpora may pose to corpus linguistic investigation.
This book will be indispensible to those teaching in higher education and
wishing to develop corpus-based approaches, as well as researchers in the
field of English Language Teaching.