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.
This volume aims to provide a broad view of second language acquisition within
a comparative perspective that addresses results concerning adult and child
learners across a variety of source and target languages. It brings together
contributions at the forefront of language acquisition research that consider a
wide range of open questions: What are the precise mechanisms underlying
acquisition? How can we characterize learners’ initial state and predict their
degree of final achievement? What role do specific (typological) properties of
source and target languages play? How does fossilization occur? How does the
relative complexity of cognitive systems in adult and child learners affect
acquisition? Does language learning influence cognitive organization? Can
language learning shed light on our general understanding of human language
and language processing?