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.
Most treatments of speech deal with descriptions of sounds and how they
are made. This book goes further: the idea is to develop a framework for a
fully explanatory theory of speech production integrating with speech
Emphasis is placed on the difference between static models (primarily
descriptive) and dynamic models that attempt to show how the basic
linguistics and phonetics are related in an actual human speaker/listener.
'Tatham and Morton have written an interesting book about speech
production and perception, summing up many of the major results in the
field.' - Peter Ladefoged, Distinguished Professor of Phonetics Emeritus,