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.
This book contains contributions by scholars working on diverse aspects of
speech who bring their findings to bear on the practical issue of how to
treat stuttering in different language groups and in multilingual speakers.
The book considers classic issues in speech production research, as well as
whether regions of the brain that are affected in people who stutter relate
to areas used intensively in fluent bilingual speech. It then reviews how
formal language properties and differential use of parts of language affect
stuttering in English, and then compares these findings to work on
stuttering in a variety of languages. Finally, the book addresses
methodological issues to do with studies on bilingualism and stuttering;
and discusses which approach is appropriate in the treatment of bilingual
and multilingual people who stutter.