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 testing and assessment of language competence continues to be a much
debated issue in foreign language teaching and research. This book is the
first one to address the testing of four important dimensions of foreign
language education which have been left largely unconsidered: learner
autonomy, intercultural competence, literature and literary competence, and
the integration of content and language learning. Each area is considered
through a theoretical framework, followed by two empirical studies, raising
questions of importance to all language teachers: How can one test literary
competence? Can intercultural competence be measured? What about the
integrated assessment of content-and-language in CLIL and teaching? Is
progress in autonomous learning skill gaugeable? The book constitutes
essential reading for anyone interested in the testing and assessment of
seemingly largely untestable aspects of foreign language competence.