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.
"The Roles of Language in CLIL" provides a theoretically based approach to the
integration of language and content in primary and secondary contexts
addressed to a range of stakeholders in Content and Language Integrated
Learning. Adopting the framework of systemic functional linguistics, this book
raises practitioners’ awareness of how language functions in CLIL.
Drawing on their wide experience as CLIL educators and researchers, the
authors explore data collected in real CLIL classrooms from two interrelated
perspectives: the CLIL classroom as an interactional context for developing
language and content, and the genres and registers through which the meanings
of the different academic subjects are enacted. From the analysis of this corpus
of data, the authors provide a rich description of how CLIL students’ language
works and may be expected to develop.