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.
Funds of Knowledge
Theorizing Practices in Households, Communities, and Classrooms
The concept of "funds of knowledge" is based on a simple premise: people
are competent and have knowledge, and their life experiences have given
them that knowledge. The claim in this book is that first-hand research
experiences with families allow one to document this competence and
knowledge, and that such engagement provides many possibilities for
positive pedagogical actions.
Drawing from both Vygotskian and neo-sociocultural perspectives in
designing a methodology that views the everyday practices of language and
action as constructing knowledge, the funds of knowledge approach
facilitates a systematic and powerful way to represent communities in
terms of the resources they possess and how to harness them for classroom
This book accomplishes three objectives: It gives reader the basic
methodology and techniques followed in the contributors' funds of knowledge
research; it extends the boundaries of what these researchers have done;
and it explores the applications to classroom practice that can result from
teachers knowing the communities in which they work.