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.
The present volume represents a variety of portraits of what happens when
families attempt to raise children in Spanish while living in
English-speaking societies. Aided by the foregrounding chapter by Suzanne
Romaine about language and identity and the afterword by Carol Klee that
ties together many issues brought up throughout the collection, the reader
gains a more complete understanding of the variables that contribute to
Spanish bilingualism in English-speaking societies, and by extension a more
complete understanding of the dynamic nature of bilingualism in general.
This volume, the first of its kind, brings together an impressive array of
sociolinguistic environments while keeping the two languages constant. We
hope that it marks the beginning of comparative analyses of bilingualism,
acquisition outcomes, and identity construction across environments that
share the same languages, but where important disparities exist in the