I first learned that linguistic knowledge mattered at the age of four. I began my academic career in a tough primary school in Paddington, London, where I was regularly bullied for my non-Cockney accent. When the bullying got too much, my parents moved me to a posh preparatory school in St. John's Wood, where I was regularly bullied because my accent was not upper class enough. ...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.
The English language varies in a number of ways, depending on the people
who use it, how it is used and in what circumstances. Varieties of Modern
English gives readers the tools needed to understand the diversity of the
English language and the issues surrounding it. The author introduces the
key terms and concepts for studying variation related to both users and
uses, as well as to illustrate and discuss particular varieties of English.
This text is suitable for undergraduate courses in varieties of English,
language variation, sociolinguistics and the history of English.