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 book presents studies from authors at the cutting edge of second
language vocabulary research, whose output represents much of the current
focus and direction of work in this area. The authors address various
aspects of L2 lexical processing and explore different models of
acquisition, processing and storage. The studies are linked by the fact
that the authors have all belonged to the same dynamic and influential
vocabulary acquisition research group led by Paul Meara. Alison Wray
provides an overview of how Meara has led this group’s research activities
in an innovative PhD programme, and John Read and Paul Nation contribute a
critical evaluation of Meara’s wide-ranging contributions to the field of
vocabulary acquisition research. The research studies presented here are
relevant and replicable, offering researchers and teachers many valuable
and critical insights into lexical processing in second language learners.