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.
Since the founding of television stations in Welsh, Catalan and Basque in
the early 1980s, minority languages have gradually gained a new prominence,
particularly in Europe. As globalisation has developed, questions
concerning such languages and the effect that the media might have on them
have become more urgent. This book is the first general study of the many
issues raised by this situation. Fourteen researchers from across Europe
and the USA examine questions such as the media needs of minority
languages, the role of the media in language maintenance, the impact of
digital media, and problems raised by translation. Case studies range from
the representativeness of drama on Welsh television to Sign Language in the
media. Taken as a whole, this book establishes the field of minority
language media studies and forms an important basis for future research.