In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...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 Change examines the way external factors have influenced and are influencing language change, focusing on how changing social contexts are reflected in language use
*explores the attitudes, values and assumptions that shape the way we use language
*looks at how language change operates within different genres, such as problem pages, sports reports and recipes
*provides lively examples from everyday communication, including letters, emails, postcards and text messages
*includes a unit on how new words are formed and features a full glossary.