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.
Do political boundaries impact on concepts of language? How significant is
language for citizenship in contemporary Europe? Can disputed languages
acquire full status? Should non-European languages receive recognition from
the EU? These are among the many questions explored in this new study of
official, regional and disputed languages in an ever-changing European
context. Broad policy issues and the performance of the range of
instruments of policy at local, national and European levels are
illustrated with reference to case studies across Europe.