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.
Narrative research is frequently described as a diverse enterprise, yet the
kinds of narrative data that it bases itself on present a striking
consensus: they tend to be autobiographical and elicited in interviews.
This book sets out to carve out a space alongside this narrative canon for
stories that have not made it to the mainstream of narrative and identity
analysis, yet they abound as well as being crucial sites of subjectivity in
everyday interactional contexts. By labelling those stories as 'small', the
book emphasizes their distinctiveness, both interactionally and as an
antidote to the tradition of 'grand' narratives research. Drawing primarily
on the audio-recorded small stories of a group of female adolescents that
was studied ethnographically in a town in Greece, the book follows a
language-focused and practice-based approach in order to provide fresh
answers and perspectives on some of the perennial questions of narrative
analysis: How can we (re)conceptualize the mainstay concepts of tellership,
structure and evaluation in small stories? How do the participants' telling
identities connect with their larger social identities? Finally, what does
the project of storying self (and other) mean in small stories and how can
it be best explored?