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 volume brings together for the first time a collection of studies devoted to
missionary language learning and retention. Introductory chapters provide
historical perspectives on this population and on language teaching philosophy
and practice in the LDS tradition. The empirical studies which follow are divided
into two sections, the first examining mission language acquisition by English-
speaking missionaries abroad, the second focusing on post-mission language
attrition. These chapters by internationally known scholars offer cutting-edge
research using a number of different target languages in addressing various
issues in second language development. Finally, a comprehensive bibliography
of sources on mission languages is included. The readership of this pioneering
work is expected to extend beyond specialists in study abroad and missionary
language training to a broader audience of applied linguists, educators, and
students interested in language acquisition and attrition. In addition, the book
offers useful insights to adults who want to maintain a second language.