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.
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This new book extends Teun A. van Dijk's earlier research on discursive
racism to the Latin world. He presents a first inventory of elite discourse
and racism in Spain and Latin America by examining discursive reactions in
Spain to recent immigration, as well as age-old racism and ethnicism in
text and talk in Latin America (especially Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and
Chile). Through careful analysis of the media, political discourse,
textbooks and other public discourses in these countries he shows that
discursive euro-racism is ubiquitous also in countries outside Europe.
Spain reproduces, but as yet in a less radical way, the kind of racist
discourse we find elsewhere in Western Europe. In Latin America, ethnicism
and racism against the indigenous peoples and against Afrolatins has
prevailed in elite discourse since colonialism and slavery.
This is the first integrated study of discursive racism in the Latin world
and provides a useful framework for similar research.