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.
Current Perspectives in Second Language Vocabulary Research
Reflecting growth in research interest in second language vocabulary over the
past 30 years, this edited volume explores the current themes and possible
future directions in second language vocabulary research. The collection
brings together review papers and quantitative studies, and considers
vocabulary in the contexts of teaching, learning and assessment. Key
themes explored in the volume include multidimensionality of vocabulary
knowledge, the nature of word learnability, the interface between receptive
vocabulary knowledge and productive vocabulary use, the partial-to-precise
continuum of vocabulary knowledge, conditions favouring vocabulary learning
and use, and the use of corpora to develop word lists to inform second
language teaching. The themes presented in this volume reflect current
thinking and research avenues at the interface between research enquiry and
second language teaching practice.
Contents: David Hirsh: Introduction - David Hirsh: Vocabulary Research:
Current Themes, New Directions - Hua Zhong: Multidimensional Vocabulary
Knowledge: Development from Receptive to Productive Use - Chen-Chun Lin:
The Nature of Word Learnability in L2 Contexts - Yu-Tse Lee/David Hirsh:
Quality and Quantity of Exposure in L2 Vocabulary Learning - Chen-Chun
Lin/David Hirsh: Manipulating Instructional Method: The Effect on Productive
Vocabulary Use - Warren Matsuoka: Searching for the Right Words: Creating
Word Lists to Inform EFL Learning.