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.
"Code Choice in the Language Classroom" argues that the foreign language
classroom is and should be regarded as a multilingual community of practice
rather than as a perpetually deficient imitator of an exclusive
second-language environment. From a sociocultural and ecological
perspective, Levine guides the reader through a theoretical, empirical, and
pedagogical treatment of the important roles of the first language, and of
code-switching practices, in the language classroom. Intended for SLA
researchers, language teachers, language program directors, and graduate
students of foreign languages and literatures, the book develops a
framework for thinking about all aspects of code choice in the language
classroom and offers concrete proposals for designing and carrying out
instruction in a multilingual classroom community of practice.