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.
Please note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.
*Part of a series but this volume also stands on its own
*Draws on some state-of-the-art reviews of current concerns in the study of
literacy prepared by leading writers and researchers
*Features contributions from authors originating from nine different countries
Literacy is the second volume of the Encyclopedia of Language and
Education, the first attempt to overview an area which has emerged as a
coherent and exciting field of study in the last two decades. While forming
part of a series of ten volumes, Literacy also stands on its own, drawing
on some state-of-the-art reviews of current concerns in the study of
literacy prepared by leading writers and researchers. The book is organised
in three main sections: Literacies and Social Theory, Literacies and Social
Institutions and Living Literacies – Social and Cultural Experience. The
approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on insights from fields as diverse
as anthropology and computer science, sociolinguistics and psychology. The
international flavour of the volume is reflected not only in the choice of
contributors from nine different countries but also in the emphasis
throughout on the impact of globalization on our understanding of literacy.