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.
Developmental and Crosslinguistic Perspectives in Learner Corpus Research
This volume provides a state-of-the-art overview of current research and
developments on the use of learner corpora perceived from developmental
and crosslinguistic perspectives. The book is divided into two parts. The
eleven contributions of Part I investigate the development of English
language skills of young learners across seven countries/regions on the basis
of a new corpus resource called the International Corpus of Crosslinguistic
Part II contains seven papers devoted to other varieties of learner corpora,
especially spoken learner corpora and learner corpora of languages other than
English. Presenting original research in corpus linguistics, this book will be of
interest to researchers and postgraduates in the fields of learner corpus
research and second language acquisition and those who wish to apply
corpus methodology in teaching and learning.
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