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.
Learning to Become a Professional in a Textually-Mediated World
The book presents a text-based study of discourse practices in placement, a
hybrid zone which re-contextualises academic knowledge and professional
practices. Using Lave and Wenger's Communities of Practice as the
overarching theoretical framework, the study investigates how novices learn to
write like their professional counterparts. By collecting texts completed in
various placement contexts and in-depth qualitative interviews with informants,
the study features a multi-dimensional approach to the analysis of discourse
practices in terms of text construction and text consumption. The issues of
genre, feedback, identity and role associated with placement learning are
brought into focus.