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 Second Language Acquisition Resarch Series (Gass/Schachter)
Processing Instruction: Theory, Research, and Commentary presents ten previously unpublished articles that update and illustrate the influence of the input processing model on processing instruction in second language acquisition.
Each section of the volume offers commentaries from renowned researchers in instructed second language acquisitions, including critical perspectives on various points of PI research. The empirical chapters within the sections address theoretical and pedagogical issues such as processing instruction vs. other types of instruction; the impact of processing instruction on various linguistic structures; the role of explicit information in instructional intervention; and the long-term effects of processing instruction.
In addition to providing further research and commentary on PI, this volume will be an important resource for graduate students and researchers regarding research methodology and replication in second language acquisition and language teaching.