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 examines the experiences of Indigenous students in settler schools
by using the example of a Canadian school as a window into the relationship
between colonial discourses, indigenized English language varieties, racialized
identities, and the biased educational practices of settler schools. The book
aims to develop awareness of the colonial past and its present-day influences
on settler schools; to take a close look at the effects of present-day settler
nationalism on constructions of race and language in settler schools; and to
explore what could be done differently to lessen present-day and future
educational inequity. The book will have great appeal to education students,
educators, teacher educators, and educational researchers in settler contexts.