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.
Text, Speech and Dialogue
12th International Conference, TSD 2009, Pilsen, Czech Republic, September 13-17, 2009. Proceedings
This volume constitutes selected papers from the 12th International
Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, TSD 2009, held in Pilsen, Czech
Republic, in September 2009.
This volume contains a collection of submitted papers presented at the
conference which were thoroughly reviewed by three members of the
conference reviewing team consisting of more than 40 top specialists in the
conference topic areas. A total of 53 accepted papers out of 112 submitted,
altogether contributed 127 authors and co-authors, were selected for
presentation at the conference by the program committee and then included
in this book. Theoretical and more general contributions were presented in
common (plenary) sessions. Problem oriented sessions as well as panel
discussions then brought together the specialists in limited problem areas
with the aim of exchanging knowledge and skills resulting from research
projects of all kinds.