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.
An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture and the accompanying
multimedia DVD are designed to enable students to communicate effectively
using Moroccan Arabic. Since Moroccan Arabic is rarely written or used in
formal communication, the strength of the book lies in training learners in
speaking and listening skills that can be used in everyday situations.
The book uses Romanized transcription alongside Arabic script for the first three
chapters and thereafter only the Arabic script. It also includes a glossary and
answer key. It requires approximately 120 contact hours, plus 180-240 additional
hours of preparation outside class. A novice student should reach the
intermediate-mid level of proficiency by the end of this course.