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.
Bilingual teaching and learning has become a major trend throughout multilingual Europe both at primary and secondary school level. This book provides an overview of research results, current approaches, issues, and practices in the field of bilingual education at primary school level. The book seeks to inform in-service teachers, teacher trainees and university students about the goals, chances, and difficulties involved in the integration of different bilingual teaching and learning programmes such as CLIL, immersion, or bilingual modules. It focuses on questions such as:
• What is the benefit of bilingual education?
• Can bilingual education enhance both language and content learning or does it water down one of these areas?
• Which approach(es) to bilingual education are most promising in primary school settings?
• How can bilingual content classes and subject matter be evaluated and assessed?
Each chapter includes a brief summary, pre- and post-reading activities and further reading suggestions. The book is thus especially suitable for university seminars and further teacher training as well as for final exam preparation.