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.
Language disorders in children are one of the most frequent causes of difficulties in communication, social interaction, learning and academic achievement. It has been estimated that over 5% of children present with some kind of language disorder. This volume illustrates the state of the art in neurogenic language disorders in children. The most recent findings about acquired epileptiform aphasias (from Landau-Kleffner syndrome to autistic regression) are presented and discussed. Language disorders in children with early brain lesions are reviewed in relation to the side of the lesion and their epileptic correlates (e.g., paroxysmal abnormalities during NREM sleep). New clinical reports are presented and a large discussion is held on language disorders due to malformation or tumor lesions localized to the Posterior Fossa. The last part of the volume reviews the state of the art on some of the most debated clinical neurolinguistic pictures of developmental age such as crossed aphasia in children, the modality and types of aphasia recovery in children and persistent acquired childhood aphasia.
This volume is the fifth in a series of books commissioned by the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics and published by Elsevier Ltd.
Neurogenic Language Disorders in Children: An Introduction. (F. Fabbro). Pathophysiological Basis of Aphasia and Verbal Outome in Landau-Kleffner Syndrome. (M-N Metz-Lutz, S. Majerus). Acquired Language Disorders and Epilepsy: From Landau ?Kleffner Syndrome to Autistic Regression. (R. Tuchman). Persistent Subtle Language and Learning Deficits in a Child with Acquired Epileptiform Opercular Syndrome. (P. Cipriani et al.). Cerebral Language Lateralization and Early Linguistic in Children with Focal Brain Lesions. (Anna M. Chilosi et al.). Language Disorders Associated with Paroxysmal Abnormalities during NREM Sleep After Very Early Brain Lesions. (F. Fabbro et al.). Language and Phonological Awareness Abilities of Children treated for Posterior Fossa Tumor. (B.E. Murdoch, K.M. Docking, E.C. Ward). Language Development in Children with Cerebellar Malformations. (R. Borgatti et al.). Crossed Aphasia in Children. (P. Marien et al.). Recognizable Spontaneous Language Characteristics in a Young Adult Twelve Years After She Became Aphasic as a Child. (P.F. Paquier et al.). Recovery From Aphasia After Polytrauma in a Czech Child: What is Lost and What is Left. (Helena Leheckova). Persistent Acquired Childhood Aphasia.(I.P. Martins).