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.
Language Use and Language Learning in CLIL Classrooms
This volume explores a highly topical issue in second and foreign language
education: the spreading practice in mainstream education to teach content
subjects through a foreign language. CLIL has been enthusiastically
embraced as a language enrichment measure in many contexts and finally
research can offer principled insights into its dynamics and potentials.
The editors’ introductory and concluding chapters offer a synthesis of
current CLIL research as well as a critical discussion of unresolved issues
relating both to theoretical concerns and research practice. The individual
contributions by authors from a range of European contexts report on
current empirical research in this dynamic field. The focus of these
chapters ranges from theoretical to empirical, from learning outcomes to
classroom talk, examining both the written and spoken mode across secondary
and tertiary educational contexts. This volume is a valuable resource not
only for researchers and teachers but also for policy makers.