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.
Bridging Discourses in the ESL Classroom examines the interactions between
learners and teachers in a content-based classroom. It aims to identify
patterns of discourse which support both second language development and
curriculum learning, and the pedagogical contexts in which they occur.
These interactional patterns are bridging discourses in that they build on
the everyday language and prior experiences of the student in the process
of developing the specialised academic registers of school. The study
examines the use of these bridging discourses in two case study classrooms
to show how they offer affordances for learning.
This book puts forward an innovative new approach to the analysis of
classroom discourse. Drawing on systemic functional linguistics and
sociocultural theory, it argues that the significance of classroom talk for
second language development can only be understood when it is examined
within its situational, historical and sociocultural context. The book is
recommended for academics and postgraduates researching applied linguistics