I first learned that linguistic knowledge mattered at the age of four. I began my academic career in a tough primary school in Paddington, London, where I was regularly bullied for my non-Cockney accent. When the bullying got too much, my parents moved me to a posh preparatory school in St. John's Wood, where I was regularly bullied because my accent was not upper class enough. ...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 Language of Gaming examines the complex language of videogames and
gaming from a discourse analytical perspective. Astrid Ensslin studies the
discourses inscribed in videogames by their producers, as well as gamer and
media meta-discourses, and focal areas include gamer slang, illocution,
multimodality and narrative structures.