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.
Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences
This book is intended to help language teachers to work effectively and
successfully with students who have specific learning differences (SpLD) such
as dyslexia. The book takes an inclusive and practical approach to language
teaching and encourages teachers to consider the effects that an SpLD could
have on a language learner. It suggests strategies that can be implemented to
enable learners to succeed both in the classroom and in formal assessment.
The book places issues of language teaching for learners with an SpLD in a
broad educational context and, in addition to practical advice on methodologies
and classroom management, also discusses discourses of the field, the
identification of SpLDs and facilitating progression.