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 provides a broad overview of current work in aphasia in individuals
who speak more than one language. With contributions from many of the leading
researchers in the field, the material included, both experimental work and
theoretical overviews, should prove useful to both researchers and clinicians.
The book should also appeal to a broader audience, including all who have an
interest in the study of language disorders in an increasingly
multicultural/multilingual world (e.g. students of speech-language pathology and
linguistics). The areas of multilingual aphasia addressed in this collection
include assessment and treatment, language phenomena (e.g. code-switching),
particular language pairs (including a bidialectal study), and the role of cultural