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.
The Globalisation of English and the English Language Classroom
The English language is the medium of globalisation and it is itself deeply
affected by globalisation. As a result, the teaching and learning dimension
of English as a tool for global communication needs rethinking - especially
in the traditional English language classroom, which is still largely based
on Anglo-American language norms and contents. The articles of this volume
reflect the ongoing international discussion with regard to the use and
acquisition of English in a world-wide context. The contributions cover
four essential domains of this discussion: 1. Political, Cultural and
Sociolinguistic Dimensions, 2. Teaching and Learning English in a Global
Context: "Old" and "New" Standards, 3. Learners in Primary, Secondary and
Higher Education: Focus on Europe and 4. Teacher Education. The volume goes
beyond the language teaching context and approaches the globalisation of
English from several perspectives.