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.
Motivation in Language Planning and Language Policy
The aim of this book is to investigate motives for action on language. Seven seem to recur: identity, insecurity, ideology, image, inequality, integration and instrumentality. The author relates those to wider issues of personal and social motivation, discussing the language strategies, plans and policies of a number of individuals, communities and states.