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.
Insights into Non-native Vocabulary Teaching and Learning
In a field like L2 vocabulary teaching and learning where interest and research
studies are burgeoning, this book offers a useful collection of papers that
contains new ways of investigating vocabulary development, techniques for
vocabulary teaching such as the Focus on Form hypothesis, word associations,
and the use of concordance data. In addition, it tackles recent areas of analysis
such as the treatment of vocabulary in teaching materials-an area of almost
complete neglect in the literature. The book is divided into three parts. Part one
provides the overview and deals with the development of a model for vocabulary
teaching and learning. Part two focuses on empirical studies on lexical
processing in English and Spanish. Part three centers on materials design for
vocabulary teaching and learning. The advances made in this book will certainly
be of interest to researchers, teachers, and graduate students working on this
very active field of inquiry.