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.
Perceptual dialectology is concerned with subjective, non-specialist, naïve
perspectives of German and the role they play in day-to-day social interaction.
What do non-specialists in linguistics think about dialects and their speakers?
What cognitive maps do they have of these dialects? What attitudes do they
have towards the dialects and their speakers? Do non-specialists in linguistics
associate particular features with the dialects or perceive them in a special way?
The book contains the latest research findings on this subject.