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.
How do our brains enable us to speak creatively and build up an
understanding of language? This accessible book examines the linguistic and
neuro-anatomical underpinnings of language and considers how language
skills can systematically break down in individuals with different types of
brain damage. By studying children with language disorders, adults with
right-hemisphere brain damage, demented patients and people with reading
problems, the authors provide an understanding of how language is organised
in the brain.