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.
Learning to Become a Professional in a Textually-Mediated World
The book presents a text-based study of discourse practices in placement, a
hybrid zone which re-contextualises academic knowledge and professional
practices. Using Lave and Wenger's Communities of Practice as the
overarching theoretical framework, the study investigates how novices learn to
write like their professional counterparts. By collecting texts completed in
various placement contexts and in-depth qualitative interviews with informants,
the study features a multi-dimensional approach to the analysis of discourse
practices in terms of text construction and text consumption. The issues of
genre, feedback, identity and role associated with placement learning are
brought into focus.