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.
An indispensable guide on how to prepare activities for use in the language classroom. Using the experience of teachers and task designers, it gives detailed information on the procedures which designers follow and will therefore be essential reading for all those who want to learn to write good language teaching materials.
CONTENTS Acknowledgements Why Study Task Design Some Studies in Expertise Studying Task Designers at Work A Look at Two Designers Designing Language Teaching Tasks: Beginnings Designing Language Teaching Tasks: Middles and Ends The Good Task Designer: Some Hypotheses Evaluating and Teaching Task Design Appendices References Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KEITH JOHNSON is Professor of Linguistics and Language Education at Lancaster University. His recent publications include *An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching* (2001), *Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Linguistics*(1998), and *Language Teaching and Skill Learning* (1996). He is the founding editor of the journal *Language Teaching Research*.