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.
Can do statements in language education in Japan and beyond
The first publication from The Framework & Language Portfolio Special Interest
Group (FLP SIG), "Can do statements in language education in Japan and
beyond", includes 23 papers from writers primarily in Japan but also from
influential contributors based in Europe (Mike Byram, Anthony Green, David
Little). One aim of this publication is to give specific ideas and resources for
educators to bring into classrooms. As a result many of the papers in this
volume take on an action research focus. Several other papers seek to explain
the development and issues regarding use of the CEFR, the ELP and can do
statements. All papers feature a Japanese and English abstract. The majority of
the papers are written in English. However, in keeping with the multilingual focus
of the CEFR, two papers are written in Japanese, and three other writers in their
first language of German.