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.
This is an introduction to the phonology of present-day English. It deals
principally with three varieties of English: "General American," Southern
British "Received Pronunciation" and "Scottish Standard English." It offers
a systematic and detailed discussion of the features shared by these major
accents, and explains some major differences. Other varieties of
English--Australian and New Zealand English, South African English and
Hiberno-English--are also discussed briefly. Without focusing on current
phonological theory and its evolution, the author demonstrates the
importance of "theory," in whatever shape or form, in phonological
argumentation. This textbook will be welcomed by all students of English
language and linguistics.