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Media: The King's Speech and Stuttering Research

Submitter: Lisa Evans

Submitter Email: lisa.evans@wiley.com
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Ling & Literature
Language Acquisition
Discipline of Linguistics

Media Body: The phenomenal success of the film 'The King's Speech' has propelled speech
and language therapy and in particular, stuttering, into much talked about
issues. Inspired by this film, Katerina Hilari and Nicola Botting, editors
of International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders (IJLCD),
have put together a selection of recent IJLCD articles on the theme of
stuttering. They chose only recent studies and aimed for articles that
highlight the richness of stuttering research that takes place around the

The King's Speech virtual issue can be accessed for free at
Issue Number: 22.944
Date Posted: February 21, 2011

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