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 principles for enabling children to become fully proficient
multilinguals through schooling are well known. Even so, most
indigenous/tribal, minority and marginalised children are not provided with
appropriate mother-tongue-based multilingual education (MLE) that would
enable them to succeed in school and society. In this book experts from
around the world ask why this is, and show how it can be done. The book
discusses general principles and challenges in depth and presents case
studies from Canada and the USA, northern Europe, Peru, Africa, India,
Nepal and elsewhere in Asia. Analysis by leading scholars in the field
shows the importance of building on local experience. Sharing local
solutions globally can lead to better theory, and to action for more social
justice and equality through education.