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.
Phonetic Interpretation presents innovative work from four core areas:
phonological representations and the lexicon, phonetic interpretation and
phrasal structure, phonetic interpretation and syllable structure, and
phonology and natural speech production. Written by major figures in the
fields of phonetics, phonology and speech perception, the chapters in this
volume use a wide range of laboratory and instrumental techniques to
analyse the production and perception of speech, their aim being to explore
the relationship between the sounds of speech and the linguistic
organisation that lies behind that. The chapters present evidence of the
lively intellectual engagement of laboratory phonology practitioners with
the complexities and richness of human language. The book continues the
tradition of the series, Papers in Laboratory Phonology, by bringing
linguistic theory to bear on an essential problem of linguistics: the
relationship between mental models and the physical nature of speech.