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.
In this accessible introduction to Vygotskyian sociocultural theory,
narratives illuminate key concepts of the theory. These key concepts,
addressed across seven chapters, include mediation; Zone of Proximal
Development; collaborative dialogue; private speech; everyday and
scientific concepts; the interrelatedness of cognition and emotion,
activity theory and assessment. An eighth chapter provides readers with an
opportunity to consider two additional narratives and apply the SCT
concepts that they have become familiar with. These narratives come from
individuals in a variety of languages, contexts, ages and proficiencies. We
hear from learners, teachers and researchers. Intended for graduate and
undergraduate audiences, this textbook includes controversies in the field,
questions for collaborative discussion and provides references to important
work in the literature of second language teaching, learning and research.