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 Intentionality Model and Language Acquisition
Engagement, Effort and the Essential Tension in Development
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
The Intentionality Model builds on the child's engagement in a world of
persons and objects, the effort that learning language requires, and the
essential tension between engagement and effort that propels language
acquisition. According to this perspective, children learn language in acts
of expression and interpretation; they work at acquiring language; all
aspects of a child's development contribute to this process.