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.
A Tale of Two Schools
Developing Sustainable Early Foreign Language Programs
This volume documents a sixteen-year longitudinal study of two elementary
schools in which Spanish and Japanese foreign language programs were
implemented and evaluated. Evaluation of the programs involved documenting
children’s language development, assessing the attitudes of various
constituents, and examining critical issues related to the introduction and
successful operation of a well articulated sequential foreign language
program in schools. The volume concludes with a discussion of possible
reasons why over time certain sequential foreign language programs flourish
and grow while other programs are reduced or eliminated from the school’s
curriculum. Parallels with the theory and practice of environmental
sustainable development are used as a framework for this analysis.