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 describes and assesses pronunciation talent in its various
dimensions, such as production and perception or the segmental and
suprasegmental levels of speech. Special focus is put on the psychological
and neural correlates of phonetic performance. Behavioral influences such
as empathy or motivation are investigated. The resulting classification of
proficiency and talent level is used to select subjects for neuroimaging
studies in which differences in brain activity between talented and
untalented individuals are observed.