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.
Introducing English Semantics, Second Edition is a practical introduction to understanding how meanings are expressed in the English language. Presenting the basic principles of the discipline of semantics, this newly revised edition includes; discussion of the nature of human language and how linguists categorise and examine it, coverage of meanings expressed in English words, prefixes, suffixes and sentences, comparisons between English and other languages and illustrations of the importance of 'tone of voice' and 'body language' in face-to-face exchanges.
Written in a clear and accessible style, Introducing English Semantics contains a wealth of exercises and a glossary to clearly define all terminology, it is an essential text for any student taking an introductory course in semantics.