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.
This 1974 book is a personal survey by an eminent linguist of most branches of
linguistics, setting out its position, questioning some underlying assumptions,
and in general testing the adequacy of descriptive theories. Though the
underlying theory is basically that of transformational-generative linguistics,
there are many queries and disagreements, some of which might be called
structuralist in a broad sense, or even taxonomic. The particular problems
chosen are those which have forced themselves on Professor Householder
during a lifetime of reading, teaching and writing about linguistics, including the
justification of linguistic research itself.