I first learned that linguistic knowledge mattered at the age of four. I began my academic career in a tough primary school in Paddington, London, where I was regularly bullied for my non-Cockney accent. When the bullying got too much, my parents moved me to a posh preparatory school in St. John's Wood, where I was regularly bullied because my accent was not upper class enough. ...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.
Studying Language introduces key ideas and current critical debates about
how English functions within its social and cultural contexts, and provides
practical examples and guidance on how to approach further work in these
areas. It introduces core topics of language study; language variation,
pragmatics, stylistics, critical discourse analysis, language and gender and
language and education. Each chapter includes case studies providing
worked analysis of sample texts, suggestions for further project work and an
annotated further reading section.