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.
*Includes well known names in applied linguistics
*Contains original empirical studies dealing with ELF and bilingual learners
*Up-to-date discussion of intercultural theory and research
*Links intercultural research to language learning and teaching
This volume addresses an issue that deserves further attention: that of
intercultural learners in instructed language contexts. The book focuses on
English learners as intercultural speakers. In so doing, the volume brings
together three main research areas: those of the study of English as a
lingua franca, the development of communicative competence and the use and
acquisition of a language beyond a second one in instructed contexts.