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 brings together current research by leading international scholars on
the often contentious nature of language policies and their practical outcomes in
North America, Australia and Europe. It presents a range of perspectives from
which to engage with a variety of pressing issues raised by multilingualism,
multiculturalism, immigration, exclusion, and identity. A recurrent theme is that
of tension and conflict: between uniformity and diversity, between official
policies and real day-to-day life experiences, but also between policies in
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