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 volume offers a first survey of projects from around the world that
seek to implement Creole languages in education. In contrast to previous
works, this volume takes a holistic approach. Chapters discuss the
sociolinguistic, educational and ideological context of projects, policy
developments and project implementation, development and evaluation. It
compares different kinds of educational activities focusing on Creoles and
discusses a list of procedures that are necessary for successfully
developing, evaluating and reforming educational activities that aim to
integrate Creole languages in a viable and sustainable manner into formal
education. The chapters are written by practitioners and academics involved
in educational projects. They serve as a resource for practitioners,
academics and persons wishing to devise or adapt educational initiatives.
It is suitable for use in upper level undergraduate and post-graduate
modules dealing with language and education with a focus on lesser used